Lewis Rennison wins apprentice of the year
Here at Daco, we pride ourselves on working very closely with local colleges and engineering training companies to recognise and offer opportunities to talented individuals.
In 2018 we offered one such individual, Lewis Rennison an apprenticeship role with us and we are delighted to share with you the fantastic news that he has been awarded the ‘Apprentice of the Year in Engineering’ in 2020 at East Riding College.
Lewis has developed an impressive breadth of skills during his time with us, ranging from general electrical, pneumatics, end to end panel building right through to mechanical fitting. All these skills form the foundation of our business and to see Lewis progress in all these areas is fantastic for Lewis and the continued success of Daco Solutions.
Lewis is diligent, and quick to get up to speed. For example, The first electrical panels that Lewis completed only required few modifications and by the fourth panel, Lewis was able to work up to standard and trusted to work alone. This level of responsibility is typical across many disciplines as he continues to develop himself into becoming a time-served multi-skilled engineer.
Lewis also demonstrates a desire to improve continuously. He 3D prints many items at home, some of which are often parts that we at Daco use, and he, therefore, offers an alternative method of manufacture. Another example shows Lewis working on an electrical project at home, he then offered an improvement in our current wiring standard, and by highlighting this, we have been able to update our standard. He has also recently shown an interested in design, practising at home on his PC and then liaising with our design department to develop his skills. This value of continuous improvement, along with the courage to challenge is precisely the kind of behaviours that add value to our business.
Outside the workplace, Lewis has a genuine interest in all aspects of engineering, regularly working on projects in his own time. For example, printing a fully operational 3D radio which he had modelled on one of our Daco DTD250 machines, and even printing a parts list to go with it. At home, his talents have not gone unnoticed, he is regularly tasked with all things electrical and mechanical by his parents, from broken showers through to outside lights and even designing and building a pergola!.
As a small company, it is even more important to be a team player, and for a young apprentice with some initial shyness, this is no easy task. However, through a positive can-do attitude, Lewis has overcome this to become a valued employee as Daco continue to offer a first-class service, developing reliable and affordable machinery which is easy to use.
We look forward to further achievements both within and outside the scope of his role.
In short, Lewis has earned his place.