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Friday 1st February, 2019


A precision manufacturing company from Bridgwater is celebrating a double success at the Bridgwater and Taunton College Apprenticeship Awards.

M-CNC was named ‘Small Employer of the Year’ at the ceremony this week, and their Apprentice Quality Inspector Edward Morgan was also one of just 13 nominees for ‘Apprentice of the Year’ from 3,000 students.

M-CNC is determined to maintain Bridgwater’s strong reputation within engineering, and its commitment to improving the current engineering skills in the South West has seen the company mentor three apprentices since 2011. This year it went even further and offered apprenticeships to three individuals rather than just one, signalling its intention to invest in and train the engineers of the future. These apprentices are all trained with the support of Bridgwater and Taunton College, and M-CNC’s Managing Director Mark Wylde is keen to ensure that the new recruits can also benefit from his 30 years of hands-on experience.

One of the recruits, Edward Morgan, is already proving himself to be a wonderful investment. Just a month after beginning his apprenticeship, Edward found himself taking on additional responsibilities when a staff member left. It is for this reason that he was nominated for ‘Apprentice of the Year’ and, although he did not win the award, M-CNC is very proud of his achievements to date and his future in the industry.

Mark Wylde, Managing Director of M-CNC, said, “Everyone at M-CNC is delighted and proud to have won the ‘Small Employer of the Year’ Award. We understand how fundamental skills, knowledge and experience are to our industry, and we are determined to support the future of engineering excellence in Bridgwater through apprenticeships with Bridgwater and Taunton College.”

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