George receives shortlisting for national award

Congratulations to George Panter, one of our CAD/CAM engineers at Hellaby, who was shortlisted in the Metals Apprentice of the Year Award, organised by The Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers (alias Wire Workers).

George, who recently completed his apprenticeship and is now qualified as a Level 3 CNC machinist, gave a presentation to the judging panel at The Cutler’s Hall in Sheffield and received some great feedback.

They said: “We enjoyed hearing about the contribution you make to Gripple and you have demonstrated that you are a great asset to the business.”

George Panter said: “I have learned a great deal in my four and a half years as an apprentice and am extremely proud to have been shortlisted in this award.  It is great to have successfully completed my apprenticeship, I love working with metals and am really enjoying my role as a fully qualified machinist.”

As a business, we are proud to offer apprenticeships as part of our strategy to recruit, develop and retain the best people to the business to support long-term company growth.

Emma Hibbert from our People & Culture team said: “We currently have over 20 apprentices across the business, in areas including engineering, quality and lean manufacturing to name just a few. A Gripple apprenticeship is a permanent job, with real responsibility and ownership, from day one.  We are proud to have seen a high number of former apprentices like George achieve their qualifications and go on to build successful, long term careers with us, including in leadership positions.”

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