CMB Engineering's three-strong team, representing the UK at this year's WorldSkills competition in Brazil returned victorious in the renowned and hard-fought Manufacturing Team Challenge.
The team, consisting of Chris Renwick (Appris Apprentice), Patrick Devanney and Dominic Trees (Appris Apprentice), were tasked with creating a remote control forklift capable of transporting loads of 50kg with firm instructions that it had to be both sustainable and developed to strict specifications.
Chris Renwick said: “WorldSkills provides us with the platform to showcase our talent on a global stage against the very best young engineers. With the support from the team at CMB Engineering, we were able to triumph in Brazil and bring back medals to Bradford.”
The competition for young apprentices takes place every two years and attracts entrants from all over the world. Bringing together teams of talented young individuals from more than 50 countries around the world, the tournament is considered the ultimate test of skill for apprentices. Participants aged 18 to 25 competed for medals in more than 40 different categories such as polymechanics and automation, web design, mobile robotics, prototype modelling and electrical installation.