Local CNC Milling Programmer to compete to be named UK Champion

A CNC Milling Programmer at Norwich based engineering firm Thurne Middleby Ltd has fought off tough competition to secure a place in the prestigious national finals of the WorldSkills UK Competitions. Jacob Wiggett will join finalists from all over the UK to compete in front of over 70,000 visitors at WorldSkills UK LIVE. Taking place from 15 – 17 November at the NEC, WorldSkills UK LIVE is the country’s largest experiential skills, apprenticeships and careers event and is free to attend.

“We are very proud of Jacob for reaching this stage of the competition and wish him all the best for the final”, said Dean Folkard, Production Manager at Thurne-Middleby Ltd. “His skills are making an important contribution to our in-house manufacturing capabilities and he has our full support in his preparations for November’s final.”

Dr Neil Bentley, Chief Executive, WorldSkills UK said: “I offer my congratulations to Jacob and Thurne-Middleby. Our competitions equip apprentices and learners with the lifelong, world-class skills that will drive up training standards to the highest level to help boost UK productivity and competitiveness.”

WorldSkills UK Competitions are run in over 60 skill areas and are proven to help people go further, faster in their training and chosen career. The WorldSkills UK Competition in CNC Milling is run in partnership with Semta.


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