Congratulations to two of our high achieving apprentices, Jack Evans & Ben Morris-Jones, as they have been recognised for their outstanding achievements as they have progressed throughout their academic year by Telford College. They were both nominated, by iconsys, for their success in the category of “Mechatronics Maintenance Engineering Technician” and presented with their certificates at an awards evening held at Telford College on Wednesday, 28th June 2023.
Both Jack Evans and Ben Morris-Jones are studying at Telford College and are at different stages in their apprenticeship.
Jack has been working at iconsys for just shy of 2 years. He exudes such maturity for a young man of his age.
This is what Jack has to say about his apprenticeship journey so far:
I chose engineering as I have always had a keen interest in the way practical systems work and how they are built. From a young age I’ve enjoyed taking electronic things apart and then putting them back together.
I have enjoyed my time at iconsys from the first day I joined. Working at iconsys is never dull, always diverse, with different jobs coming and going. The people are friendly and supportive. iconsys gives me the opportunities to further develop my skills and industrial experience.
Looking to the future, when I have successfully completed my apprenticeship, I see myself furthering my skills and knowledge in engineering by completing my HNC and HND. I believe there are enough opportunities for me to continue my career at iconsys.
Jack is a team player and from day one integrated well into the engineering manufacturing team. His unwavering attention to detail and high standard of work has not gone unnoticed. What sets Jack apart is his ability to work off his own initiative, he’s not someone who needs continuous supervision or support.
Ben Morris-Jones joined us in October 2022 and has had a great start to his apprenticeship at iconsys. We are already seeing his potential and he has started to make a valuable contribution at work and is a popular member of the team.
This is what Ben has to say about his apprenticeship journey so far:
Why did you choose an apprenticeship?
From a young age, I have always been interested in how things work and was curious about whether I could take things apart and put them back together again. Taking the apprenticeship route allows me to get my foot in the door as I learn new skills and gain knowledge while getting my hands dirty!
What do you enjoy about your placement at iconsys?
iconsys gives me an in-depth understanding of electrical engineering. I am able to gain a wide range of skills due to the different variety of work I am given. I enjoy the atmosphere of the workplace at iconsys, it’s very friendly. I had a comprehensive induction when joining the Company, in October of last year, where I was made to feel very welcome. My colleagues are supportive and help me massively while teaching me about how an engineering environment operates.
What are your aspirations for the future?
After completing my apprenticeship, I will be presented with many options and paths that I may choose to go down. For example, I could do an HNC/Degree. I understand that there are many opportunities for me at iconsys, for progression, which could include advancing into different departments and functions, where I can learn new skills, such as CAD, which is of interest to me.
Ben’s virtues as a young apprentice are truly commendable, he is a shining example for any young apprentice who is just starting out. His exceptional work ethic and friendly nature make him a highly valued member of his organisation. He has established himself as a team player, always willing to go the extra mile, which has afforded him the well-deserved respect from both his peers and superiors.
Engineering apprenticeships make great business sense for iconsys because they help develop skills in accordance with both the needs of the individual and our business, which, in turn, creates a sustainable talent pipeline for us. We have had great success in partnering with Telford College in this respect and thank them for their ongoing support.
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