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Riley’s Journey at Rotamec


Engineering apprentice Riley has been impressing his employer, Rotamec, throughout his studies.

Rotamec shared a lovely article, talking about his growth throughout his apprenticeship. You can read the article, below:

As we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2024, we are thrilled to spotlight an individual in our team - Riley Burton.

The Rise of a Passionate Engineer

Riley Burton's journey at Rotamec is a testament to the power of apprenticeships. As a 2nd-year college apprentice studying at Weston College, Riley's exceptional dedication and passion for engineering have not only advanced his professional skills but also enriched his personal development. His active engagement in exploration and innovation in engineering exemplifies his profound love for the profession.

A Leader and Mentor

Riley has become a guiding light for new apprentices, providing support both in their workplace endeavours and academic pursuits. His recent nomination as the Southwestern Apprenticeship Ambassador in engineering by Weston College underscores his commitment to uplifting the engineering trade in the educational sector.

Blending Theory and Practice

Riley's academic journey is a perfect blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application. Recognised for his reliability and attentiveness, he stands as a benchmark in engineering apprenticeships. His proactive problem-solving mindset and commitment to knowledge expansion mean he doesn't just handle routine activities efficiently; he approaches challenges with innovative solutions.

A Beacon for Industry and Education

Riley's efforts in forging partnerships to enhance apprenticeship opportunities have been pivotal. Supporting Paul Korb at Weston College career fairs amplifies Rotamec's apprenticeship program, attracting potential talent and clientele. Riley was recently a finalist in the prestigious Rising Star category at the Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT) Awards 2023. This notable recognition serves as a testament to his hard work, exceptional skill, and the promising future he holds in the industry.

Setting New Benchmarks

Riley's ability to foster essential relationships and guide new apprentices has positioned him as a champion of excellence. His aspirations to climb the ranks in the engineering industry are well recognised by us at Rotamec. We see him not just as a part of our team but as a key player in our future leadership.

Investing in the Future

Rotamec is committed to investing in Riley's growth, recognising his tremendous talent and dedication. We envision a bright future for him, earmarking him for managerial roles and planning further training and development opportunities to prepare him for senior leadership positions.

An Exemplary Journey

Riley Burton's story at Rotamec is a shining example of how an apprenticeship can provide "Skills for Life." His journey illustrates the endless possibilities when passion, dedication, and the right opportunities come together. As we celebrate NAW 2024, we're proud to showcase Riley's achievements and are excited to support his continuous growth in the engineering field.

At Rotamec, stories like Riley's remind us of the power of apprenticeships in not just shaping careers but in crafting skilled, well-rounded individuals ready to take on the engineering world.

If you would like to follow in Riley’s footsteps with an engineering apprenticeship, click here


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