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“Shaping the future of industry” – Themis Apprentice Nominated for Finals of Prestigious National Awards

A Themis at Burnley College Mechatronics Apprentice has been nominated for a prestigious national award for “Shaping the future of our industries” through her innovative approach to training.

Bethany Cobb, an Advanced Apprentice in Mechatronics, employed by The Senator Group has seen off hundreds of competitors to secure a place in the final of The Enginuity Skills Awards 2022.

Bethany has been nominated in the Skills Innovation of the Year Award which is specifically targeted to reward those who are trailblazers in their approach to work.

The Enginuity Awards celebrate the new generation of talented, driven, passionate and committed Apprentices across the UK who are “shaping the future”.

Bethany, who shows “intense passion and excitement for engineering” in the workplace has been invited to the glamorous ceremony which takes place in London in March.

The Senator Group, one of Europe’s most innovative and forward-thinking furniture designers and manufacturers are passionate advocates for Apprenticeships and have worked closely with Themis for a number of years.

Mechatronics is the discipline of integrating electronic and mechanical engineering and includes everything from factory automation to robotics.

Bethany has played a key role in helping The Senator Group roll out its vision for the future and helped install six brand new state-of-the-art robots on site.

She is no stranger to awards having won several during her Apprenticeship with Themis, including the Absolute Apprentice Award – Gold in 2020.


“We are absolutely delighted that Bethany has been nominated for this prestigious award, which is fully deserved and testimony to her hard work, Apprenticeships provide young people with the opportunity to express and excel and we firmly believe that investing and developing in our apprentices is essential for our future success, Bethany is a perfect example of this by playing a pivotal role in the company’s transition to Industry 4.0”

Tony Berry

Group Operations Director – Desking


“Bethany always strives for 100% in every single area of her Apprenticeship.
“She is a really driven individual who lets her passion for Engineering shine through.
“And, above all, she’s an amazing person, very down to earth, highly engaging and has proved to be an incredible role model for everyone she works with.”

Hannah Cutler

Head of Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering.

Do you share Bethany’s passion for Engineering? Do you think you can blaze a trail of innovation in industry? Would you like to work at some of the most renowned and successful companies in the North West and across the UK? Then Themis at Burnley College is the perfect place for you to progress. Talk to us today and take your first step towards becoming a #futureboss. Email [email protected] or view our latest Apprenticeship vacancies at burnley.ac.uk