Apprentices Take Home Seven Titles at Annual Competition

05 September 2018 | Engineering, Automotive & Marine

Local apprentices have excelled at the Sheet Metal Technology Competition, bringing home an impressive seven awards.

Organised by the Institute of Sheet Metal Engineering, this annual competition encourages young people to develop their skills and immerse themselves in the industrial landscape.

Five Babcock apprentices were entered into this year’s competition with three of them being awarded prizes including ‘Overall Winner 2018’. Third year fabrication apprentice, Stephen Livick, claimed this prestigious title as well as placing first in the Vent Ducting Test Piece and Vent Ducting Technical Report categories, and in the Open Class with his model of a Rolls Royce.

Babcock’s Apprentice Development Manager, Barry Tippett, said: “This was a great opportunity for our young apprentices and trainees to measure their skills against others in the sheet metal and pressed metal industry. All five apprentices demonstrated a high level of skill and were all great ambassadors for Apprenticeship programmes, with Babcock and City College Plymouth. Congratulations to them all on their prizes, they were well deserved.”

Those interested in Apprenticeship opportunities or full-time study programmes can discover the full range of courses available at City College Plymouth’s Course Information and Enrolment Session, every Wednesday in September, 4.30pm to 6.30pm at Kings Road. Visit or call 01752 305300 to register your interest.

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