mechatronics technician Amaan Shaikh from Pune, Maharashtra bagged top honours
for India at the 21st edition of the Volkswagen Group’s Best Apprentice Award
2021. With this achievement, Amaan joined the ranks of up-and-coming
professionals, who completed their vocational training last year and are among
the 50 best apprentices in the Group worldwide.
year, the Volkswagen Group presents the Best Apprentice Award to the 50 most
talented apprentices, honouring their outstanding professional competence and
performance. Keeping up with its annual tradition, the Volkswagen Group presented
the ‘Best Apprentice Award’ to 50 trainees from 19 countries, globally. This
year, Amaan Shaikh impressed the panel with his skills and competencies in Work
planning, Machining, PLC & robotic programming, Installation &
commissioning, Troubleshooting of Mechatronics systems.
Chillara, Group Head of HR and Administration Skoda Auto Volkswagen India
Private Limited said, “It gives me great pride to witness our apprentice Amaan
Shaikh win Volkswagen Group’s coveted Best Apprentice Award 2021. I congratulate
Amaan and his batchmates from the graduating batch for their excellent
performance and for upskilling their technical capabilities especially on
future-oriented technologies in this Dual Vocational training program of the
Mechatronics 2021 program is part of ŠAVW’s global initiative based on the
unique training methodology using advanced technology to upskill and re-skill
talent. The program gave apprentices an opportunity for global exposure in
economies including Germany, China, and Brazil.
the Best Apprentice Award 2021, Amaan Shaikh said, “I am delighted on being
recognized as the Best Apprentice from India for 2021. I would like to thank
ŠAVWIPL for giving me this transformational opportunity through the Mechatronics
program. I am confident that these learnings and skills will play an important
role in my career progression and I am also hoping that I can make a meaningful
contribution to the future of mobility.”
from Thane, a trainee-Machine Shop, Amaan has received training in Metal
working, Electrical & Electronics, Industrial Automation, Hydraulics and
Pneumatics, Robotics, Welding, Auto CAD & CATIA, CNC, and 3D printing. He
has learned competencies across Work planning, Machining, PLC & robotic programming,
Installation & commissioning, Troubleshooting of Mechatronics systems.