HydraForce Hydraulics Ltd, Birmingham UK, is delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted for the Made in the Midland’s Apprentice of the Year award, for a consecutive year.
Former Apprentice, Owen Miles has been shortlisted for the award, following the completion of his Engineering Apprenticeship last year:
“I am proud to represent Hydraforce when it comes to being shortlisted for the Made in the Midlands Apprentice of the Year Award” said Owen, upon hearing of his nomination.
“Throughout my apprenticeship I can only commend Hydraforce for its support and guidance. As someone who has been through most forms of education, I can say wholeheartedly that apprenticeships are the future of all education and I only wish I knew about them sooner.”
Owen successfully completed his four-year apprenticeship in December 2021, before being quickly promoted to Junior Manufacturing Engineer at HydraForce Ltd. In addition to his apprenticeship, Owen also graduated with a Foundation Degree in Electrical & Electronic Control Engineering, which is the area he now specialises in as part of his new role.
“Like all HydraForce Apprentices, Owen Miles is a highly talented and motivated young Engineer,” said Managing Director, Jon Bradley, in response to the news of the nomination.
“At 24 years old he is technically excellent and a natural leader, who always delivers the desired objective whatever the circumstances. The most defining feature of Owen however is his integrity, as he can always be relied upon to do the right thing.”
Owen is one of three candidates who will be competing in this category at the awards ceremony later this year, alongside two nominees from Sertec Group.
HydraForce has seen success at the Made in the Midlands awards in previous years, after winning the Apprentice of the Year Award 2019, and achieving Manufacturer of the Year in 2016.
This year’s award ceremony will take place on Thursday 26 May 2022 at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham.