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Apprentices 2016

Apprentice Presentation Review 2016

BEMA has now completed its second year of training apprentices in the "Engineering Foundation Training" course with the number increasing to sixteen apprentices. The nine months training has consisted of continuous development within a workshop environment with the objective to equip the candidates with a firm knowledge of manual machining, workshop fitting skills, hand tool abilities and CNC capabilities. Our sixteen candidates from eight companies based in the Bristol and North Somerset areas all passed their training to a very high standard which was recognised by their respective employees that attended the presentation evening on the 26th of May this year. There were many prize winners on the evening which was not only attended by their companies but also parents and representatives of the commercial suppliers to the centre.

The initial success of the BEMA Training Centre not only attracted interest from other BEMA member companies but also from non-members and the new recruits that will start in September will include five apprentices from Dyson.  

Completion Certificates were gained by

  • Cameron Brooks   -   Seetru Limited
  • Tyler Couzens  -  Avon Valley Precision Engineering Limited
  • Harry Cox  -  Avon Valley Precision Engineering Limited
  • Sam Doe   -   Seetru Limited
  • Christopher Edwards -  Broadway Engineering Co Ltd
  • Cameron Golding  -  Smurfit Kappa
  • Daniel Honour  -  Broadway Engineering Co Limited
  • David Kiddle  -  Seetru Limited
  • Aaron Loughlin  -  McBraida Plc
  • George Parsons   -   Nylaplas Engineering Limited
  • Louis Petteford  -  McBraida Plc
  • Joshua Powell  -  Broadway Engineering Co Limited
  • Thomas Sorrell  -  McBraida Plc
  • Joshua Thatcher  -  McBraida Plc
  • Joshua Westlake  -  Bitton Precision Engineering Limited
  • Callum Winfield  -  Strenco Tools Limited

2016 Awards were

  • Presidents Award – Callum Winfield of Strenco Tools Limited
  • Runner up Presidents Award – Cameron Golding of Smurfit Kappa
  • Apprentices Apprentice – Christopher Edwards of Broadway Engineering Co Ltd
  • Runner up Best Phase Test – Louis Petteford from McBraida Plc
  • Best Phase Test  - Thomas Sorrell from McBraida Plc
  • Runner up Best Log Book – David Kiddle of Seetru Limited     
  • Best Log Book – Tyler Couzens of Avon Valley Precision Engineering Limited
  • Apprentice of Year – Christopher Edwards of Broadway Engineering Co Limited

The Winners of the awards were as follows:

Presidents Award

Sponsored by BEMA Ltd for the Apprentice that shows dedication and commitment over and above that which was required was Callum Winfield from Strenco Tools Ltd.


Apprentices Apprentice

Sponsored by Engineering Training Trust Limited the 2016 Apprentices Apprentice Winner was Christopher Edwards from Broadway Engineering Co Limited.

Best Phase Test

Sponsored by XYZ Machine Tools Limited the 2016 Best Phase Test Winner was Thomas Sorrell from McBraida Plc.

Runner up Best Phase Test

Runner up best Phase Test was Louis Petteford from McBraida Plc.

Best Log Book

Sponsored by WNT (UK) Limited the 2016 Best Log Book went to Tyler Couzens from Avon Valley Precision Engineering Limited

Runner up Best Log Book

Runner up best Log Book was David Kiddle from Seetru Limited.

Apprentice of the Year

Sponsored by the BEMA Council the 2016 BEMA Apprentice of the Year was Christopher Edwards from Broadway Engineering Co Limited.