Pontyclun Apprentice runner up at national manufacturing awards

Local Apprentice, Jamie Jones from FSG Tool & Die was given National recognition at one of the UK’s most prestigious awards programmes organised by Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation.

Jamie from Porth initially joined Coleg y Cymoedd to study engineering where his keen interest in machining gained him an apprenticeship with FSG Tool and Die based in Pontyclun.

Jamie was announced joint runner up in the national Make UK Engineering Apprentice Endeavour award which was given in recognition of the way he has learned and progressed quickly, making a marked impact on projects.  In particular his ability to input into key engineer level decisions which has proved valuable in the prototype to production journey where there are many technical challenges to overcome. 

Janis Richards, Region Director for Make UK in Wales, said:

“These awards are a testament to the dynamic companies and individuals working within engineering and manufacturing in Wales. The sector has been at the heart of delivering during the crisis and as we re-build our economy there will be a bright future for companies and individuals that make the most of their talent, just like Jamie.”

Mike Hynes, Senior Account Executive, relayr, the sponsor of the Manufacturing Matters Award, said:

“We help companies in industrial markets to successfully navigate disruption and stay relevant. Our unique combination of applying first-class technology, with powerful financial and insurance offerings to deliver business outcomes, has been particularly important this year as manufacturers have shown adaptability and resilience in responding to unprecedented challenges. We’re proud to sponsor the Manufacturing Matters category and it’s been inspiring to hear the great work of this year’s winners.”

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