April 13, 2017

Finalists – Contribution to Skills & Training

Contribution to Skills & Training

Awarded to the motion control company or organisation that can demonstrate a consistent contribution in relation to the delivery of professional training and skills development.



The Bosch Rexroth Challenge
The Bosch Rexroth Challenge is a tailored course for the JCB Academy which has helped circa 350 sixth form students develop their skills in hydraulic engineering; exploring aspects of control, hydraulics and sensor technology. Included is an onsite factory tour, a series of practical exercises using Bosch Rexroth training rigs, and a visit to the London Eye to gain insights into the hydraulic systems and sensors used on the iconic landmark.

EPLAN Software & Service
EPLAN Software & Service provide configuration and mechatronic software solutions and advises in the optimisation of engineering processes which increase efficiency in the product development process through standardised procedures, automated and consistent workflows. Our scope of work includes a comprehensive range of professional training courses and an integral part of this is the EPLAN Certified Engineer training course which was developed in conjunction with The University of Applied Sciences, Cologne.

Physik Instrumente
Physik Instrumente (PI) researches, designs and manufactures unique precision motion, positioning and control systems. Our success is based on a true partnership approach; we work closely with our customers to build long-term, trusted relationships, and pride ourselves on helping them to realise the true potential of precision motion and control. Continuous R&D investment into future technologies keeps PI at the forefront of innovations and future technology demands, and a comprehensive support programme, including training packages and educational Lunch&Learn sessions, means we consistently exceed ALL our customers’ expectations.

CPA Total Air Solutions
CPA provides businesses with a Total Air Solution.  We have been fully committed to our apprenticeship training for the past 25 years and understand the importantance of having an established and continuous development programme. We believe that commitment to youth development and education, is essential for the Company’s future and ensuring we can continue to provide qualified and multi-skilled people to help safeguard sustainable growth for the engineering sector.

HMK Automation & Drives
HMK invest for the future with its largest recruitment of Graduate engineers in its history.  Working with our global partners like Siemens and universities from around the country, HMK are committed to developing engineers for the future, offering numerous opportunities for graduates across both mechanical and electrical disciplines to gain invaluable experience and gain STEM-related employment.  The company has taken on 7 graduates this year, increasing the company size by ~20% with the same planned for 2018.

Pirtek UK Training Team
Pirtek Training is accredited to design and deliver a suite of City & Guilds training courses to its staff and industry as a whole. With a dedicated team of two full time trainers with over 40 years’ experience within Pirtek and a network of fifteen mobile trainers with over 120 years’ combined experience, Pirtek can ensure a quality and consistent approach throughout the broad range of courses it provides. Pirtek also deliver bespoke training packages to meet customer requirements, demand and expectation, to assist with continuous improvement and development of staff at all levels.

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