08 May 2012
Renishaw apprentice gets Royal approval
Tom Silvey, a third-year apprentice at Renishaw (www.renishaw.com), has won two awards at Gloucestershire’s inaugural Apprenticeships Awards, where the guest of honour was the Princess Royal.
As well as being voted the Outstanding Apprentice in the Engineering & Manufacturing category, Tom also received the Diamond Jubilee Gloucestershire Apprentice of the Year award. The awards were presented by the Princess at a gala dinner at Cheltenham Racecourse, attended by 350 apprentices and business leaders from across Gloucestershire.
Tom, aged 23, is currently training as a production engineer at Renishaw’s world-class machine shop in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. After receiving his award, he said: “I love the design side of my work and manufacturing. I like all the aspects of the job and would recommend an apprenticeship to other people.”