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Becketts Foods manager recognised for apprentice mentoring

20 February 2023

An engineering training specialist at Becketts Foods has been recognised for his mentorship of young engineering apprentices.

MGTS CEO David Bridgens, left, with Bob Pratt
MGTS CEO David Bridgens, left, with Bob Pratt

Bob Pratt, Becketts Foods’ engineering systems training specialist, won the Mentor Recognition Award at the recent MGTS Awards in Coventry. MGTS is an educational charity which trains and develops the next generation of engineers.
Joe Cornes, Managing Director at Becketts Foods, said: “Everyone in the business is very proud of Bob. The role of the mentor is so important in the training and development of our apprentices. People like Bob are the unsung heroes of apprenticeships in developing the next generation of our engineers. His work within Becketts has made us all up our game by positively challenging the way we have done things in the past and changing how we work in the future.”
Becketts Foods is committed to training and developing apprentices across its business. Bob’s work sees him use his own experience across a long career to provide support on all aspects of engineering from electrical to mechanical. Alongside his work with apprentices, Bob also supports the wider engineering team with training sessions. 
Speaking of his award, Bob said: “It’s always fantastic to be recognised for your work. I started as an apprentice at 16 so can really relate to the team. For me, I just see it simply as giving confidence and leadership to the future stars of the business. Becketts is growing and we need an excellent workforce to support us. The apprentices can develop with the business if we train them in the right way.”

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