Jack Chapman, an Embedded Electronic Engineering Apprentice at global engineering technologies company Renishaw, has been awarded Outstanding Apprentice of the Year for Engineering, Manufacturing, Energy & Electrical at the virtual Gloucestershire Apprenticeship awards.
The degree-level apprentice was awarded for his dedication to his course, his work at Renishaw and his mentorship of other apprentices.
Chapman joined Renishaw in 2017 as a degree-level apprentice and is currently in the fourth year of his five year level 6 apprenticeship.
He splits his time between studying a BEng in Electronic and Computer Engineering and working at Renishaw, where he contributes to embedded programming, software design and electronic projects. Alongside his apprenticeship, Chapman has also been mentoring two other apprentices as part of the scheme and is personally working towards professional registration, aiming for chartership from the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
“Jack has worked diligently and resourcefully on various projects, demonstrating his determination and quickly showing his ability to understand both the tasks and demands from the business,” commented Pete Leonard, electronic design manager at Renishaw.
“He has been instrumental in enhancing the degree apprenticeship scheme, attending stakeholder meetings and working on STEM activities.”
“Jack has also passed his last three years at university with strong results and has had very good feedback regarding his performance from his placements, reflected in both his enthusiasm and his records of development.”
“Degree level apprenticeships are a great opportunity for anyone who wants to gain recognised qualifications while developing their skills in the workplace,” explained Jack.
“Getting to work on a range of devices and being involved with real-world projects helps develop my engineering skills set. I can then apply what I’ve learnt to my academic work.”
The Gloucestershire Apprenticeship awards run every year and highlight the most outstanding apprentices in a range of sectors within the county and also celebrates the companies and training providers that are committed to apprenticeships. The awards are supported by many prominent companies around Gloucestershire, including Renishaw, who sponsored the Training Provider of the Year award. With so many world-class engineering businesses within Gloucestershire, the category won by Chapman is always keenly contested.
Renishaw offers a range of award-winning apprenticeship programmes in engineering, manufacturing, software, IT and embedded electronics engineering. An apprenticeship at Renishaw is an opportunity to earn-while you learn, and degree level apprentices are able to obtain their university qualifications with no student debt.