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Jul 11
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The prospects and promise of Allied Protek Apprentices

For 5 years we have invested in a versatile, beneficial Apprenticeship programme, delivering training that genuinely equips our Apprentices with a future in our exciting industry.

We consistently see the results of this choice – the positive impact that our Apprentices achieve both out on our ‘shop floor’ and in competitions. Together, alongside the Grimsby Institute (one of England’s largest providers of technical and professional training), we celebrate their achievements and continue to invest in nurturing the best Apprentices who achieve both professional expertise as well as employment with teams throughout Allied Protek.

Here are some success stories from our brightest and most promising Apprentices:

Macauley Reavill

Winner of WorldSkills UK

20-year old Macauley Reavill joined us from Tollbar Academy. Over his time with us he transformed into a skilled sheet metal fabricator, so skilled in fact, that Macauley successfully passed through the tough regional and national heats for local sheet metal fabricator, with his talents then taking him to Abu Dhabi in October 2017 for the European finals.

Macauley has already seen off 32 fellow professionals, and we wish him every success in taking on the 1000+ competitors, from seventy countries, over the four days of the WorldSkills Final.

“It is great that Allied Protek have allowed me the time to do this. Their support and help throughout has been first class.”

– Macauley Reavill

“We ensure that members have the skills-set and mind-set required to be the best and have the confidence, focus and determination to prove it”.

– Dr Neil Bentley, CEO of WorldSkills UK

“Macaulay fought off tough competition to ‘go for gold’ and we hope that his example will prove an inspiration to other young people who may be considering a career in engineering”.

– Iain Cowen, Allied Protek Manager

Bradley Clare

Runner up – ‘Apprentice of the Year’

Bradley Clare took pole position and the runner up award as Apprentice of the Year at the incredibly prestigious Apprentice Awards 2016. Now in its 14th year, these awards showcase the staggering diversity of sectors involved in Apprenticeships, and champion the stand-out individuals who prove their worth time and again as exceptional employees.

Bradley has now also been selected as a WorldSkills ambassador – a feat that any Apprentice would proudly add to an already impressive CV.

Benji Daems

Medal winner at the UK Skills Show 2016 Regional Finals – Construction & metalwork

Benji Daems scooped a sought-after silver medal when he attended the WorldSkills UK 2016 Skills Show. Having been independently assessed by a panel of scrupulous judges, Benji went head to head with over 500 fellow competitors over the course of three days, in front of thousands upon thousands of visitors.

“It has been an incredible, inspiring and hugely successful Skills Show culminating in a ceremony to honour the very best young talent Britain has to offer. I would like to congratulate all the medal winners – indeed everyone who made it into the national finals”.

– Dr Neil Bentley, CEO of WorldSkills UK

Allied Protek Apprentices – Looking to the future

Our Apprentices go on to have bright futures, and an industry-leading 100% of our talented Apprentices choose to stay with Allied Protek following the completion of their programme.

Our programme focuses on five core areas: Sheet Metal Workers, Welding, Design and Draughting, Pipe-fitting and Mechanical Fitting.

We know that our future growth and success wholly relies on the people we employ – and we value the promise of the future generations, tooling them with prospects for the field of engineering. In the coming years, we expect second-year apprentice Connor Gray to feature amongst a list of award winners exactly like this one. While he’s yet to enter the framework, Conor clearly demonstrates skills that lead to a lifelong, successful career in our field.

Today, we look forward to welcoming the next intake of apprentices who’ll become the talented faces of our industry tomorrow. If you would like to discuss our Apprenticeship opportunities, please contact the HR Department on 01472 897503, or email

Photo: Left to right: Macauley Reavill (winner of World skills uk), Connor Gray (second year Apprentice), Bradley Clare (Runner-up in Apprentice of the year) and Benji Daems (medal winner at UK Skills Regional Finals)