The HMK Automation team is celebrating another success story amongst our workforce after Applications Engineer Nathan Jenks achieved a distinction in his studies.
Nathan has been studying for a HNC in Electrical and Electronic Technology at Staffordshire University alongside his day job.
Despite having to switch to remote learning due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Nathan passed the course with flying colours achieving a distinction.
Nathan, aged 24, joined HMK in 2019 and we have supported him to complete his studies, doing the university course one day per week.
He said: “I am really chuffed with my result. When I set out to start the HNC, I wanted to get the most out of the course as possible. I put a lot of time and effort into my assignments and exams, so to achieve a distinction feels great.
“Studying alongside my day job has been a massive benefit for both myself and HMK, as I’ve been gaining the academic knowledge at university and the practical experience at work and the two go hand-in-hand. It’s also helped increase my confidence both amongst my colleagues and with our customers.
“The support I’ve had from HMK has been brilliant, not only funding the course, but also giving me time, support and mentoring throughout and I’m very grateful of the opportunities HMK has given me since I joined the company.”
HMK runs a successful apprenticeship and training programme to ensure our workforce is equipped with the essential technical skills as well as practical experience.
Gary Kitchin, Managing Director at HMK Automation, said: “We’re incredibly proud of Nathan and everything he’s achieved. Despite the challenges posed by Covid-19 he’s continued to work hard and stay focussed and his commitment and dedication has paid off.
“The skills and expertise of our workforce is one of our greatest strengths, enabling us to provide that expert knowledge, alongside market-leading products to our customers and Nathan is testament to this.
“Here at HMK, we’re committed to investing in our workforce, supporting our employees with opportunities for development and helping them to achieve their full potential and we’d like to congratulate Nathan on his success – he’s a real asset to the HMK Team.”
HMK is now supporting Nathan to continue with his studies and complete the next level of the course – a HND in Electrical and Electronic Technology.