Following our press release earlier this year announcing that James Kent, apprentice at Enterprise Control Systems Ltd (ECS) had been selected as one of only 10 National finalists for the World Skills UK Industrial Electronics Competition, we are now delighted to announce that following three days of intensive competition at the Birmingham based finals, James has successfully secured a bronze medal.
James’ journey began with his apprenticeship at ECS in 2011 in collaboration with the Northamptonshire Industrial Training Association Ltd (NITAL) scheme. Since then, James has gained and developed a huge level of skills and knowledge which has seen him elevated to a very high standard within the company.
ECS has always been extremely supportive of Apprenticeship schemes and welcomed James on board in 2011 completing his academic training through day-release at a local college and gaining his working knowledge at ECS in areas such as radio frequency, video systems design, electromagnetic compatibility and computer aided design.
Colin Bullock, CEO at ECS commented: “I would like to congratulate James personally and also on behalf of the company for his success not only in this competition but also for his hard work and dedication during these first important years of his career with ECS. As an ex apprentice myself, I have always taken an interest in the development of young, up and coming engineers and as a company we actively encourage and support our local youngsters in pursuing a career within our industry. I am delighted that James has taken advantage of the opportunities offered to him and wish him every success in his future career”.