National Apprentice Week 2022

National Apprentice Week 2022



The week brings together businesses & apprentices across the country to shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make to individuals, businesses, & the wider economy.

The theme for #NAW2022 is 'build the future'; reflecting on how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills & knowledge required for a rewarding career, & businesses to develop a talented workforce that is equipped with future-ready skills.

Jacy joined us at Adcutech in September 2021.  We advertised for an engineering apprentice, we were looking for an enthusiastic individual who had a passion for engineering, along with the confidence, belief, & determination to succeed.   Adcutech can offer an apprentice variety, interest, & responsibility, with great engineering prospects for the future. Manufacturing engineers are designers, as well as analytical & creative thinkers. This means they can operate on their own initiative but also contribute as a team member working with engineers from various disciplines.

An Apprentice CNC engineer at Adcutech will learn to use the latest cutting-edge machinery to manufacture low to medium volume, bespoke, precision components within a fast-paced environment all the while maintaining extremely high-quality standards.

We strive to provide innovative manufacturing solutions to our customers & a career in engineering offers a wide scope of opportunities, in a great many disciplines.  By recruiting & training an apprentice we are helping to build & support young talent develop for a brighter future.

Here’s what Jacy has to say about working with Adcutech.

My time at Adcutech as an apprentice has only just begun. Four months into it, & I’ve found my calling.  The family atmosphere really helps to push me to succeed. Everyone wants the best for each other & together we’re constantly growing & learning new skills.  I’ve been provided with a great amount of support while transitioning into my engineering career & partnered with a brilliant mentor.  I look forward to continuing my journey for the next 4 years with an encouraging company behind me every step of the way!

Why you chose an apprenticeship in engineering?  I like the ‘hands-on’ nature of engineering.  I like seeing something go from raw metal to a machined component & the journey it goes on through the stages.

What specifically have you learnt so far?  I’ve learnt so much in quite a short space of time.   Specifically different tooling & its purpose.  Who knew there were so many variations of a drill, tap, etc.  I’ve also learnt how to operate a manual & CNC lathe.

What has been most interesting so far? Learning about programming.  Understanding how G&M code equates to the machine tool location.

Anything you have been surprised by?  I have been surprised by the amount of planning & the number of tools required to manufacture the smallest of parts.  You don’t really think about the various stages until you are involved in the manufacture of a component.