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Severn Trent apprentices to compete in major national skills challenge

18th September 2017

A team of four apprentices from Severn Trent have won through to the WorldSkills UK National Competition finals which take place in November in Birmingham.

Daniel Robinson, 34, who works in Belper, Millie Cartwright, 18, who works at Barnhurst in Wolverhampton, Michael Badley, 23, who works at Frankley in Birmingham, and William Heath, 20, who works at Strongford in Staffordshire, will be competing in the Industrial Control section.

While working at EEF’s state-of-the-art training centre, the foursome showed a particular aptitude for building and programming logic controllers, taking their skills to the heats, held earlier this year.

The heat was judged by a team of experts from Siemens, and it was those judges who made the decision to put Daniel, Millie, Michael and William through to the national final.

Matt Higgs, New Talent Manager for Severn Trent, said: “We’re really proud of the team, who have done extremely well to get the national final of such a prestigious event for apprentices all around the country.

“We wish them well at the final in Birmingham, and are sure that they’ve got a bright future ahead of them.”

During the heat, the team had to complete three one-hour tasks made up of a combination of programming and electrical principles.

The EEF is the representative voice of British manufacturing, both in the UK and Europe – fighting for more than 5,000 businesses and our 2,000 direct members for the last 120 years.

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