NIKKEN are proud to have 8 apprentices across the UK working in a variety of roles such as Engineering, Sales, Service, Manufacturing and Technical. Our apprentices follow an Advanced Apprenticeship and then if desired, progress onto a part time degree to develop their career.
Rowan, Trainee Advanced Manufacturing Engineer
Rowan joined NIKKEN 5 years ago as Trainee Advanced Manufacturing Engineer, based at the Innovation Centre, studying an Electrical Engineering Apprenticeship. Rowan has progressed from his apprenticeship to a part time degree in Integrated Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University which is sponsored by NIKKEN. Rowan is part of our Research and Development team, working on bespoke production solutions for our customers, and developing the NIKKEN Industry 4.0 solution.
I joined Nikken in the second year of a machining apprenticeship. Post qualification, I’m now pursuing a BEng in Mechanical Engineering which Nikken is sponsoring. At work, I develop electronic, software and machine learning technologies with applications in Industry 4.0 and IoT for Nikken in the metal cutting sector. I’m already a named inventor for two international patents: a composite milling extraction unit and a rotary table health monitoring system.
Recently I was delighted to complete the deployment of our new AI Powered Rotary Table Health Monitoring System in production for the first time.
Jack, Technical Sales Engineer
Jack joined NIKKEN 5 years ago in the Service Department,based at the Euro Centre. Since then, using the knowledge and experience he gained in Service, Jack has progressed his career into a Technical Sales Role, playing a pivotel role in the Sales Department.
Since completing his apprenticeship in Maitenance Engineering, Jack has completed a HNC in Electrical Engineering and has been nominated for the HNC "Achiever of the Year 2018" award with the AMRC.
“I have been a valuable team member at Nikken due to the varied work I have done on the Rotary Table section of our business. From the service and installation to designing bespoke complimentary products which we now stock, I know a lot about the product, which has resulted in me being the sole in-house Training provider for product for the past year or so. I now train Nikken employees from the UK, Germany, France, Holland and Turkey.
I am now in a more responsible role in the company looking after my own projects and sales which I believe is the company’s way of rewarding me for my hard work and showing that I have contributed to the success of the business, not only with the training but also in the success of previous projects and the new product range I have designed.”