DMG/MORI Seiki backs UK competitors at WorldSkills 2013

DMG/MORI Seiki is to sponsor the UK squad for the CNC Turning competition at WorldSkills 2013.

This is the fourth time DMG/MORI Seiki, the global machine tool provider, has supported WorldSkills, an event which pits the best international talent in vocation disciplines against one another in what the organizers call “an Olympics of skills”.

This year the final round of the competition will take place in Leipzig. Over 1000 young people from 61 competitor countries will attend to compete in 45 categories of apprenticed trades and disciplines.

The UK squad for the CNC Turning competition will be made up of four young people, either currently studying enginerring or employed as apprentices with UK-based firms. The team members are: Owen Heward from Rolls-Royce, Ben Anderson from Motor Sport Advanced Developments, Joseph Bellis from the University of Nottingham and Alex Elton from Clamonta.

These four were selected to represent their nation at WorldSkills during the national heats which took place at the UK Skills event in Birmingham last October.

Steve Finn, Managing Director DMG/MORI Seiki UK said “All the members of the UK Squad are an inspiration to other young engineers, showing what can be achieved with hard work and dedication.

“The UK is famous for high technology products and we need the next generation of engineers to meet the growing demand, and to develop innovative and skillful manufacturing methods.”

In 2012 DMG/MORI Seiki opened its 3,189 m2 UK headquarters located near Coventry. The new site is a multi-million pound investment.