Engineering Technology Group sponsors the outstanding In-Comm Awards

One of the Midland’s largest apprenticeship providers, In-Comm, recognised apprentices for their tremendous efforts and achievements over the last 12 months at the annual In-Comm Awards on Friday 19th May.

Engineering Technology Group (‘ETG’) were proud main sponsors of the high-profile event which took place at the elegant Grand Station, Wolverhampton.

ETG are the lead provider to the machine tooling industry in the UK, bringing together the strengths of some of the world’s most respected manufacturers of high-technology machine tools – including Nakamura-Tome, Chiron Werke, Hardinge Bridgeport, Stama, Quaser, Halter, Pietro Carnaghi and Handtmann CNC.

A total of 33 apprentices from 24 companies were nominated for the awards.

In-comm Awards

However, out of those 33, it was Daleep Bhogal, a trainee toolmaker at Tricrest, who stole the show by winning the most prestigious award of the night – the ‘Peter Wood Outstanding Learner of the Year’. As part of his prize, ETG will be funding an incredible trip for the promising engineer to the Chiron factories in Germany. Here, Daleep will complete a high-level CNC training course.

Daleep doubled up his success when he won the In-Comm Academy Learner of the Year accolade.

Martin Doyle, Managing Director of ETG, played a key role in the awards as he was part of the elite judging panel responsible for selecting the eventual winners. Martin was joined by Neil Lloyd (FBC Manby Bowdler), Claire Davis from Moore Stephens and Richard Hughes (ETG).

“We are hugely passionate about developing the skills of young people and our sponsorship of the awards only further reinforces our pledge of ‘funding one apprentice for every machine we sell’ this year. We will continue to work with young people and aim to drive the pipeline of future engineers.”

Left to right: Pete Waterman, Daleep Bhogal, Martin Doyle

Left to right: Pete Waterman, Daleep Bhogal, Martin Doyle

The very successful & exciting evening was presented by songwriter and railway enthusiast, Pete Waterman, OBE, who shared his insightful and personal story on apprenticeships.

Approximately 400 guests were entertained by live music, and many hit the dance floor before the night came to an end.

ETG would like to congratulate all the apprentices and here is a full list of the 2017 In-Comm Awards winners:

Daleep Bhogal (Tricrest Limited) –  Learner of the Year – In-Comm Academy & Peter Wood Memorial Award Outstanding Learner of the Year

Oliver Eskriett – (Brandauer) – Learner of the Year – Engineering & Manufacturing Technologies

Maurice Hill (Lariot) – Learner of the Year – Business Improvement Techniques

Dixie Whitten (FBC Manby Bowdler) – Learner of the Year – Business Support

Lee Matthews (RMD Kwikform) – Learner of the Year – Supervisory Management