Rugby MP Mark Pawsey has met with local apprentice, Tyler Gillespie, 18, who has scooped a prestigious national award with local manufacturer Technoset Limited.
Tyler has been named Lloyds Bank SME Apprentice of the Year award after excelling in his role with Rugby-based manufacturer Technoset Ltd, which specialises in precision engineering.
Since joining the team in April 2021, Tyler has impressed with his commitment to going above and beyond. Alongside his responsibilities in the inspection department, he has helped improve on-site efficiency and taken new apprentices under his wing, supporting them in their new roles.
The judges were also impressed by how Tyler balanced his work with his studies at the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry, where he is working towards becoming a Level 4 engineering technician in product design development.
During the visit, Technoset also showcased its recent investments in new technologies, which have expanded their capability in multi axis machining and advanced measurement techniques. Supported by Lloyds Bank and Regional Development Agencies, Technoset has now been able to implement the first phase of its Digitalisation Roadmap, introducing new production control and quality systems to the machine shop floor, as well as more automation systems to enable around-the-clock production.
After receiving his aware, Tyler said:
“I have loved my apprenticeship with Technoset – it has been a fantastic way to start my career and begin learning skills that will set me up for life. My confidence has already grown massively, and I’m in an environment where I can learn every day and really feel like I’m making a difference to the business. I’m excited for what comes next in my journey.”
Mark Pawsey MP said:
“The Midlands is renowned as a manufacturing and engineering powerhouse and nurturing the next generation of talent is key to helping us remain a UK leader in these sectors. That’s why it is vital that we encourage apprentices such as Tyler and celebrate their successes. Tyler’s achievements are truly outstanding and he is an excellent role model and ambassador who is helping to change the perception of manufacturing and highlight the exciting work and great career opportunities the sector can offer young people across the region.”