Agemaspark apprentice Harvey Smith has been shortlisted for Apprentice of the Year Award and the company has been shortlisted in the Manufacturing Future Talent category at the Insider Made in Yorkshire Awards to be held in March at The Royal Armouries in Leeds.
The Apprentice of the Year Award recognises an individual apprentice in a manufacturing company of any sector and size. The individual must be enrolled in a formal apprenticeship, traineeship programme or vocational degree course.
The Manufacturing Future Talent Award is for the employer’s apprenticeship or other training schemes that the judges decide is the most beneficial. This award will recognise the manufacturing business that has done the most to further the cause of apprenticeships and general training and upskilling of its staff in the view of the judges.
Agemaspark is a precision engineering company that offers clients a one-stop shop for engineering and toolmaking solutions by combining new technology with cutting-edge design and manufacturing. Agemaspark works with industries including aerospace for civil and military aircraft engines and power generation turbine engines, the Oil & Gas industry providing bespoke tooling aids, plastic mould tools for medical components, building products and caps and closure tooling for food industries, components on the International Space Station and some that went to Mars along with many more sectors.
Paul Stockhill, Managing Director said “Our apprenticeship scheme has been a core part of our business since we established 20 years ago, we are proud of our track record investing in young people and helping to educate and nurture the next generation of engineers. Our apprentices receive on-the-job training with real-world tasks from clients.”
“We are delighted for year 2 apprentice Harvey to be recognised in the Apprentice of the Year category, Harvey was one of the first graduates from Doncaster utc joining Agemaspark in August 2022 which demonstrates why we work in partnership with local education providers to develop young people.”
Paul Stockhill is managing director at Agemaspark and vice chair of Doncaster UTC, which integrates technical, practical and academic learning for 13-18-year-olds.
The annual awards event celebrates world-class companies based in Yorkshire and the Humber and the products they are making here and selling across the world.
The black-tie dinner will take place at New Dock Hall, Royal Armouries, Leeds, on Thursday 7 March. It is sponsored by Made Smarter, BDO, Castle Employment, Rathbones incorporating Investec Wealth & Management (UK), and Mills & Reeve.