Rishi in Running as Top Apprentice

Rishi in Running as Top Apprentice

Date: Friday 1 February 2019

News Rishi in Running as Top Apprentice

Apprentice of the Year nominee

One of the first apprentices at the pioneering Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry is in the running for a major national apprentice award.

Rishi Chohan, who was one of the first cohort of apprentices to be trained at the MTC's Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC) sponsored by Lloyds Bank on Ansty Park, has been nominated for the top Apprentice of the Year accolade in the Group Training Awards to be presented next month.

Rishi, who began his apprenticeship in 2014, has already received the MTC’s award for Apprentice of the Year.

And to crown his achievements Rishi, who lives in Coventry, has been given a job as a technician in the MTC's highly-regarded CNC Machining team, working on projects to improve machining processes and techniques in manufacturing industry.

Rishi was presented with his MTC award by the president of IMechE, Tony Roche and MTC chief executive Clive Hickman. The presentation was made at a celebration dinner marking the graduation of the first apprentices to be trained at the MTC.

Paul Rowlett, managing director of the AMTC said Rishi had achieved a lot and was a model apprentice.


"Rishi always worked well above his years of experience and he was completing work to the highest quality as an apprentice. He positioned himself with the most skilled technicians within the MTC to learn from the best. He supported multiple projects and was a real ambassador of the MTC's apprentice programme," he said.

He added:


"He is a fine example of our efforts to seed the manufacturing sector with a pipeline of capable engineering technicians who can give a genuine return on investment and business impact."

Meanwhile another MTC apprentice - 19 year old Matt Westbury has also received a nomination in the GTA Awards. Matt, a second year apprentice who lives in Rugby, has been nominated in the Best Newcomer category. During his first 18 months as an apprentice, Matt has shown leadership qualities from the outset. He has supported trainers with delivery of A-Level Maths and representing MTC as an apprentice ambassador at national events.


We found the staff at the MTC were very knowledgeable, and communicated well and in great depth. By working with the MTC we were able to meet and discuss projects with a range of potential customers.

Tony Alderton
Plant Manager, TTI Group Ltd