Two years after gaining his GCSE’s at 16 and completing a BTec qualification, rising industry talent Jack McCarthy is studying for a HNC qualification at MGTS Coventry Academy while gaining industry experience as an apprentice at DMG MORI’s UK head office in Coventry.
Chris Cooper, Head of Engineering at DMG MORI UK and previous Technical expert for the WorldSkills event, supported and encouraged Jack to enter the national WorldSkills UK finals at the NEC in November 2017. Winning the silver medal in the CNC Turning discipline, Jack then went on to be selected to join Team UK 2019 for the international WorldSkills finals to be held in Kazan, Russia in August 2019. 250,000 visitors are expected at the event where 1,600 young participants from 60 countries will compete against each other in 56 disciplines.
DMG MORI is a Global Industry Partner of WorldSkills International, supports national WorldSkills competitions in many countries and is a Platinum Partner at WorldSkills Kazan 2019. This year the machine tool manufacturer is supplying 46 machines to Russia for use during the competition. DMG MORI also makes its Coventry facilities available for milling and turning team training further supporting the WorldSkills competitions.
Steve Finn, Managing Director DMG MORI UK says, “We are investing in Jack McCarthy’s education, skills and productivity, enabling him to bring new knowledge and experience back to the company, following the WorldSkills event, which we can then share with our customers and our team. His success will demonstrate that young people in our industry have a lot to contribute in terms of knowledge and skill, which will be an inspiration to other young people, showing them what can be achieved.”