Hayakawa - one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of wire harness and cabling solutions - has welcomed a new electrical engineering apprentice to its highly-skilled and expanding workforce.
Michael Markham, a BTEC student at Coleg Cambria in Wrexham, recently joined the company’s apprenticeship scheme, which will run for the next three years.
The programme combines vocational learning with advanced technical training, which will result in Michael gaining his diploma in Electrical Engineering.
Throughout the scheme, Michael will follow a rotational programme, which will give him a rounded understanding of all aspects of Hayakawa’s operational practices.
He will acquire beneficial skills and experience in production, warehousing, customer services and purchasing. He will also become a valuable member of the company’s research and development team.
Michael has already amassed significant experience in engineering despite being only 17 years old. He has acquired a number of engineering qualifications, including enhanced engineering, engineering principles and engineering technology.
He has combined his passion for engineering and his love of remodelling and racing RC cars to become a pro RC racer in the UK’s under 18s division.
Hayakawa’s managing director Phill Harry said: “We interviewed a number of candidates for this exciting opportunity and Michael really stood out due to his proactive approach to acquiring experience in his chosen field and his obvious passion for all things engineering.
"We were delighted when he accepted our offer and I am personally looking forward to watching him become an integral part of our operations here at Hayakawa.”
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