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Jacob Marshall

A bright future awaits mechanical engineering apprentice Jacob Marshall who has impressed his employer and assessor with his skills and high standard of work.

Jacob, 20, from Pontypridd, is employed by Combined Engineering Services (CES), an engineering and design company in Brynmawr, in partnership with Aspire - Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, formed in 2015 to fill a manufacturing skills gap in the area.

Hoping to complete his apprenticeship this summer, he has completed a BTEC Level 3 Engineering qualification, is now working towards a HNC Level 4 in Engineering at Bridgend College and would like to progress to a HND. Mentored by an experienced toolmaker, Jacob has exceeded expectations, consistently delivering high quality work, meeting project deadlines and contributing to his team exceeding its annual performance target.