Unlike previous apprentices to join the Tamworth based cutting tool specialists, Nico Fuentes is a mature student that has already undertaken a degree in Product Design at Coventry University, graduating with a 2:1 classification. Following the completion of his degree, Nico worked at a local Tier 1 manufacturer as a machine technician.
Commenting upon the appointment of Nico, ITC’s Managing Director, Mr Peter Graves says: “We established our apprenticeship program over 8 years ago and we are extremely proud of our commitment to developing the next generation of engineers. Not only has our apprenticeship scheme given lots of young learners career opportunities in manufacturing; it has given ITC a continuous influx of talented young individuals that are keen to progress their careers and they are hungry for academic and on-the-job success. Most importantly, these young learners bring a fresh approach to our business.”
“As the apprentices progress through their training, they gain confidence and a better understanding of our business; eventually they bring new insights and a ‘new generation of thinking’. This next generation talent pool will see ITC continue to disrupt the marketplace with new technologies and innovations. With Nico’s background in product design, he will certainly bring new insights to our product development department whilst learning his trade.”