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    Apprentice key to Cannock firm’s ventilator push

    • By Editor
    • June 1, 2020
    • 1 minute read

    A 20-year-old apprentice is playing a key role in manufacturing over 150,000 critical parts for the NHS. Jacob Benton, who is studying towards his HNC Level 4 with In-Comm Training, is working with Cannock-based Key Precision to produce up to nine different components for use in the assembly of ventilators being built for the frontline.

    The young engineer has programmed three different CNC machines to create five oxygen supply line parts for the company to meet urgent timelines.

    “It’s great that I am putting what I’ve learned on my apprenticeship into action on such a crucial project that will help save lives,” explained Jacob, who has set his sights on gaining his BEng degree and a future career in Production Management.

    Key Precision has worked with In-Comm Training for more than 20 years and is a specialist manufacturer of precision turned parts, inserts for plastic and sheet metal fasteners, supplying high profile customers such as Aston Martin, Bentley, JCB and Rolls-Royce.

    Jason Daniels, Technical Manager at In-Comm Training, concluded: “We are very proud of how Jacob has progressed, supported by an employer that really gets ‘apprentices’ and the value they can bring to a business.”

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    Apprentice key to Cannock firm’s ventilator push

    A 20-year-old apprentice is playing a key role in manufacturing over 150,000 critical parts for the NHS. Jacob Benton, who is studying towards his HNC Level 4 with In-Comm Training, is working with Cannock-based Key Precision to produce up to nine different components for use in the assembly of ventilators being built for the frontline.

    The young engineer has programmed three different CNC machines to create five oxygen supply line parts for the company to meet urgent timelines.

    “It’s great that I am putting what I’ve learned on my apprenticeship into action on such a crucial project that will help save lives,” explained Jacob, who has set his sights on gaining his BEng degree and a future career in Production Management.

    Key Precision has worked with In-Comm Training for more than 20 years and is a specialist manufacturer of precision turned parts, inserts for plastic and sheet metal fasteners, supplying high profile customers such as Aston Martin, Bentley, JCB and Rolls-Royce.

    Jason Daniels, Technical Manager at In-Comm Training, concluded: “We are very proud of how Jacob has progressed, supported by an employer that really gets ‘apprentices’ and the value they can bring to a business.”