A core element in the OGM culture is continuous development. This applies to our processes, systems and, above all, employees, who we support with regular vocational training, career support and advice.
We’re always delighted when a member of our team – particularly those just starting out on their career – reaches new levels of excellence. So we were especially pleased when one of our apprentices, Philip Methley, successfully completed his four-year apprenticeship as a Tooling and Design Engineer.
Philip’s four-year journey hasn’t always been easy. With a demanding combination of college work, on-the-job training and external training courses, such as learning CAD skills, he’d be the first to admit that it’s been a tough but exciting challenge throughout.
Philip explains, “I started by doing my initial block at college, before moving into the factory where I began to learn about injection moulding while developing my tool making skills. At the end of my first year, it was great to be offered a position in the design office. From here my apprenticeship took on a fresh perspective, with in-depth CAD training. Since then, I’ve been given fresh opportunities to expand my capabilities and learn new skills, all with the support of my managers, colleagues and the Engineering Training Trust, who had originally helped me win the apprenticeship at OGM”.
Philip has proved to be a valuable member of the OGM team is a fantastic example of how apprenticeships act as a vital part of skills development and career progression for the next generation of injection moulding engineers.