College Engineering apprentices succeed at WorldSkills UK

Engineering apprentices bring home WorldSkills medals after designing and building an electric wheelchair from scratch.

Ricoh apprentices earned bronze medals at the world skills competition by building a wheelchair from scratch
Ricoh apprentices earned bronze medals at the world skills competition by building a wheelchair from scratch

A team of Ricoh Engineering apprentices competed in the WorldSkills UK National finals that took place at Birmingham NEC. The team of three took part in the ‘Manufacturing Team Challenge’ and had to build an electric wheelchair that they had designed and tested in their spare time. 

This was the first time that Shrewsbury Colleges Group had had Engineering apprentices at the three-day event.

The Ricoh team – which was made up of Belinda Nightingale, from Telford, Chloe Millington, from Bridgnorth and Tom Mills, from Shrewsbury, all 19 – earnt themselves the bronze medal.

Andrew Lee, Engineering Course Leader said: “This experience was both exciting and a bit stressful for everyone involved – but overall an amazing encounter for our apprentices. Shrewsbury Colleges Group is proud of the apprentices that took part and all the hard-work they put in. Taking part in WorldSkills competitions allows our students and apprentices to demonstrate all the skills that they have learnt and showcase the high levels of their abilities. It is a great event to be involved in and I am so pleased that, as a college, we give them the opportunities to take part.”

Judge’s commented that the Ricoh team had an aesthetically pleasing design and were quoted saying: “A brilliant team that worked together extremely well. All appeared to know their jobs and timings and they worked effectively to them.”

Belinda, Chloe and Tom said: “We are proud of our achievements in the competition. The first day was a challenge, but by the second day we realised that we could cope and work well together. It was a great experience that has really improved our learning.”

Claire Shepherd, Learning and Development Officer at Ricoh said: “This is a huge achievement and well deserved! It is the first time Ricoh have entered a team at WorldSkills and the achievement is a testament to all the hard work that Belinda, Chloe and Tom have put in. We are a very proud organisation and the apprentices have received excellent feedback from Ricoh employees at all levels. This success is a step in the right direction for the company to build on competition possibilities for the future.”

Shropshire Business News sponsored by...
Shropshire Live Business
The latest Shropshire business news from the Shropshire Live team. Send us your business news to business@shropshirelive.com. Interested in advertising with us from just £50 per week? Call Fiona on 01743 816 817 or email sales@shropshirelive.com.

Featured Articles

The event will be held at Southwater’s QEII Arena in Telford Town Park on the 7th and 8th June

Shropshire Pub in the Park announces comedy and music line-up

Shropshire Festivals are launching a brand-new event this summer that will turn the best bits about going to the pub in to a beer festival for Shropshire.
1st Choice Insurance Team

Local Commercial Insurance, With Premium Service

Local Commercial Insurance, With Premium Service - “That’s 1st Choice in a nutshell”

Follies Festival returns to Hawkstone Park

Hawkstone Park is bringing back Follies Festival, for a wonderful weekend of family entertainment, Friday 5th - Sunday 7th July 2019.
Bolddog Lings Motorcycle Display Team - Shropshire County Show

Competition: Win Family Tickets to the Shropshire County Show 2019

The 2019 Shropshire County Show is set for spectacular year, with something for the whole family to enjoy.

Scan to prevent unnecessary caesareans is positive news

In April, researchers at Cambridge University revealed that an extra ultrasound scan, offered to mothers-to-be at 36 weeks to facilitate the early detection of breech babies, could prevent unnecessary c-sections.
- Advertisement -
The work will take place on Mardol Head in Shrewsbury. Image: Google Street View

Gas mains upgrade to start in Shrewsbury’s Mardol Head today

Mardol Head and Shoplatch in Shrewsbury will be closed to through traffic for up to eight weeks from today for gas mains work.
The crown was added to mark Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897. Photo: Historic England

Public asked to help save Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings’ iron crown

A month-long crowdfunding campaign has today been launched to save the cast iron crown on top of Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings.

Two charged after man stabbed in Shrewsbury

Two men have been charged after a man in his 20s was stabbed in Shrewsbury on Monday.
Event Sponsor - Mike Duke, Winner of the Duke Trophy – Chris Bennett, Captain – Colin Turner and Seniors Captain – Charles Stadnik

The Duke Trophy Stays in Bridgnorth

Bridgnorth Golf Club held its Senior Mens Open (The Duke Trophy) on Tuesday 14 May which was keenly supported by 48 visitors however the 61 Bridgnorth players took 15 of the 18 prizes, including the Duke Trophy.
Freya Anderson has become a double British Champion

Ellesmere College Titan Freya Anderson strikes gold in Glasgow

Ellesmere College Titans swimmer Freya Anderson has become a double British Champion after striking gold at this year’s British Swimming Championships.

Weaver makes Telford Tigers return

Telford Tigers have welcomed the return of former Great Britain defenseman Jonathan Weaver for the 2019/20 season.
- Advertisement -

Former midwife joins Lanyon Bowdler

Law firm Lanyon Bowdler has strengthened its award-winning clinical negligence team with the appointment of a new medical legal assistant.
The Just Credit Union team celebrate a 95% ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’ rating for helpfulness and friendliness

Just Credit Union members validate value of staff

In its first members’ survey to be conducted online, Just Credit Union has been given a massive validation of the value of its staff.
Gavin and Kathy Rodenhurst at The Shrewsbury Club

Shropshire tree surgery company branches out by extending club sponsorship

A Shropshire tree surgery company has branched out by brightening up the lift doors at The Shrewsbury Club after extending its sponsorship.
Richard and Craig Hughes, of Chrisbeon

Shropshire charity to benefit from Shrewsbury Wacky Races

Spectators at this weekend's Wacky Races in Shrewsbury will be able to support a charity that offers a lifeline to young people who have been affected by physical or mental trauma.

Shrewsbury Town midfielder hopes for Little Rascals Monopoly Nomination

Shrewsbury Town midfielder Dave Edwards is asking for Salopians to nominate Little Rascals for a place on the Shrewsbury Monopoly board.
The curlew was incubated as an egg and reared in its local landscape. Photo: GWCT

UK first for ground-breaking Shropshire curlew project

A Curlew that has been incubated as an egg and reared in its local landscape has successfully returned home for the first time ever.
- Advertisement -
Tony Clarkson from The Hive’s Creative Advisory Board preparing for the Street Festival with Daniel Lloyd, Digital Marketing Manager, and Sal Hampson, Project Manager

The Hive to showcase activities at family fun day

A family fun day is being run by The Hive in Belmont, Shrewsbury on Saturday 25 May to showcase the vast range of exciting activities that the arts organisation offers.
An image of the comic artwork of Charlie Adlard that will feature in the Drawn of the Dead exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Drawn of the Dead coming to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery are preparing to open a new exhibition ‘Drawn of the Dead’ celebrating the work of internationally famous comic artist and former Comics Laureate, Charlie Adlard.

Get Your Wigle On to hold open auditions for SHREK the musical

Open auditions will be held next month to join award winning Shropshire Musical Theatre company, Get Your Wigle On as they stage Shrek the musical.
The ‘Shrewsbury Cup’ is is part of a campaign to eliminate single-use cups

More retailers join ground-breaking Shrewsbury Cup scheme

More retailers are joining Shrewsbury’s ground-breaking deposit coffee cup scheme.
Mary Thomas, Vicar at St Mary’s Magdalene with Frank Aston

Spirits set to be raised as Albrighton’s heavenly Beer Festival returns

A heavenly Beer Festival is set to return to a Shropshire village this weekend and is asking local parishioners to enjoy a tipple to get them over their fundraising target.

All aboard! SVR launches its first Cocktail Express service

Visitors to the Severn Valley Railway this May bank holiday weekend can enjoy a truly indulgent experience on board the SVR’s very first Cocktail Express service.

Featured Articles

- Advertisment -

Weather

Shropshire
broken clouds
15.3 ° C
17.2 °
12.8 °
76 %
4.1kmh
75 %
Mon
16 °
Tue
16 °
Wed
17 °
Thu
15 °
Fri
15 °
- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -

Latest Articles

- Advertisment -