Peco Apprentice wins award

Jonathan Potter an apprentice working in the Toolroom at the Model Railway Manufacturer Peco in Beer has been named as Level 2 PEO Engineering Apprentice of the year at the Exeter College award ceremony. Jonathan was one of 3 nominees invited to a grand ceremony at Sandy Park in Exeter on the evening of 10th June 2016 out of a year group of approximately 50 students. He was selected for his great practical work and for achieving distinctions throughout his coursework over the past 2 years. Jonathan explained that “I am very proud that my practical work has been displayed at shows and used as examples for future students. I would also like to thank my colleagues at Peco for their support and assistance.” His main mentor within the Toolroom, Paul Spurway has over 30 years of experience in the trade. Engineering Manager, Paul Hitchcock commented that “we are very proud of Jonny for his achievement, but equally importantly he has also become a vital part of our team.” Paul added that “apprentices are essential to the long-term business plan. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find experienced skilled Toolmakers in this area so we need to take responsibility in developing our own.”

Peco currently has vacancies within its busy Toolroom for both experienced and apprentice toolmakers should anyone wish to follow in Jonathan's footsteps.