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We particularly liked this story (care of It just goes to show that Yorkshire regional manufacturing is not a thing of a bygone era and has a place in an economy which will certainly need re-engineering as we overcome the issues of Covid-19 and set ourselves for a new chapter in reviving the Yorkshire economy.

“Apprentices from Keighley College are supporting a local engineering company in manufacturing parts for the Ventilator Challenge.

Keighley-based Yorkshire Precision Engineering specialises in computer numerical control mill and turned parts.

Due to the pandemic, there has been an increased demand for ventilators across the care sector. As a result, the firm has joined the Ventilator Challenege UK consortium; a collection of businesses who have come together to produce medical ventilators.

Working with Keighley College, two students on the Level 3 Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship have been gaining experience at the firm.

Daniel Fuller has been on his apprenticeship since August 2018, enabling him to develop valuable engineering knowledge and experience.

Samuel Steventon has been an apprentice at Keighley College since January 2019 and transferred to Yorkshire Precision Engineering in March, following the closure of a local company.

Both apprentices have been supporting the production of ventilator parts, including setting tooling and monitoring the performance and consistency of the two parts.

Lynda Laybourne, sales and finance director at Yorkshire Precision Engineering, said: “Daniel and Samuel have been instrumental in the production of ventilator components.

“As part of the Ventilator Challenge, the team has produced a fantastic 8,000 parts within a week.

“We’ve been working tirelessly around the clock to make this happen; the apprentices’ work ethic is admirable and we’re incredibly proud that they can help us fight against the virus.”

Ronnie Magee, deputy head of Keighley College, said: “Our apprenticeships are extremely valuable and this is shown through the masses of practical skills and knowledge developed during their time at great local firms.

“Yorkshire Precision Engineering is committed to its apprentices and has ensured Daniel and Samuel have stayed working during these challenging times to help manufacture and inspect the high value ventilator parts.”

The business has produced 8,000 brass turned parts and 4,000 plastic mill parts as part of The Ventilator Challenge. These will be distributed to hospitals across the country.”