A robotics apprentice from FANUC UK, Christian Attewell, has been shortlisted for Apprentice of the Year (SME employer) at the prestigious Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance (SEMTA) Skills Awards 2019.
Christian, 22, who has progressed through the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centre (AMTC) apprenticeship programme, joined FANUC in 2016, and completed his apprenticeship in September 2018. His nomination stems not only from the breadth and depth of his technical understanding at a young age, but from proving himself time and again in challenging circumstances. For example, just a couple months into his time with FANUC, Christian was flown in to resolve a resourcing challenge on a large customer project in Ireland. His knowledge and practical experience meant he could fit seamlessly within the team, without the need to call upon local subcontractors; thus saving significant time and money for the project.
Andy Armstrong, UK Sales & Marketing Manager for FANUC, comments: “Christian is a fantastic example of how the cross-collaboration between different industrial partners – in this case, the MTC and FANUC – can produce exceptionally well-rounded engineers that will go on to shape the future of British manufacturing.”