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Hammers built by engineering apprentices get ministerial approval

Hammers built by engineering apprentices get ministerial approval

Two hammers made by engineering apprentices at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) have been given ministerial approval.

Anne Milton MP, Minister of State for Skills and Apprenticeships, praised the work of Harry Perkins, 20, and Aymane Elkholta, 19, at a reception at the Department for Education.

The multi-faceted hammers are made of aluminium and each have one removable head covering made of nylon and another head covering made of brass.

They can be unscrewed into four parts, which the apprentices machined on industry-standard lathes and cutting machines at the College's Construction Centre in Enfield.

The Siemens apprentices who are studying a Performing Engineering Operations Diploma Level 2 qualification at the College made the hammers as part of a Turning Skills unit.

They interpreted a series of technical drawings and demonstrated their manual dexterity and practical skills in creating the tools.

Barry Connelly, Strategic Advisor for Engineering Development at CONEL, said: 'Our Level 2 engineering apprentices manufacture a number of intricate products using a range of materials to a very high standard.

'These apprentices, and many others trained at CONEL, will go on to help fill the significant skills gap we currently have in the UK for qualified engineers.'


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