Redditch based Pre-Met, Champions of Next Gen Makers, have taken on their second Engineering Apprentice as part of their revived Apprentice Scheme.

Thanks to another collaboration between Halesowen College and Next Gen Makers, Tyler Hartles joins the company as an Apprentice Quality Engineer.

Tyler, who had previously gained a level 3 Engineering qualification studying full time at College, comments: “My dad is an engineer for Network Rail and has progressed to become a Project Manager with the company. He always says what a fulfilling career it is and the importance of gaining a skill.  I would like to follow in his footsteps”.

Having only been with the company for a few months, Tyler is encouraged by the variety in his role: “the people are really friendly at Pre-Met, in the office and on the factory floor. There is also a lot of variety in the role. I’ve been in the business less than 2 months and I have already worked in  I.T, health & safety, on a CAD project and have worked on a press”.

In September last year, precision metal pressing and stamping specialists Pre-Met recruited an Apprentice Toolmaker, Callum Aucott, marking the start of a ‘revival’ of their Apprenticeship scheme in their centenary year.

Pre-Met Operations Director Gerry Dunne comments: “We are delighted to welcome Tyler as our new Apprentice Quality Engineer. He has hit the ground running and shown a real appetite to get involved, which is great to see. He joins Callum in our growing team of Apprentices, at what is a really exciting time for the business. I am sure Tyler will enjoy a great future with us”.

Pre-Met are Champions of Next Gen Makers and in addition to participating in Engineering careers talks and factory visits for local school and college students as part of the Next Gen Makers Engineering Careers Roadshow, Tyler’s story will also feature as a case study within our Engineering Careers Prospectus 2020 to inspire more young people to follow in his footsteps.