i3 Group nurtures the next generation of skilled workers though apprenticeships

i3 Group is shining a light on the bright futures of its apprentices in its Advanced Manufacturing Systems division. With a founding principle to invest in the next generation of skilled workers, the Group is creating a hub of innovation and learning where young talent can thrive.  

Patrick, a Level 3 Welding & Fabricating Apprentice, has been honing his skills and building a strong foundation in the field.

Jacob, level 3 Automation Apprentice, has been walking through and testing our virtual factory design. 

Under the guidance of experienced mentors, Patrick and Jacob are forging a path in their fields with strong determination and exceptional work ethic. They are a shining example of what can be achieved with hard work and a commitment to excellence. 

Jack mentoring a Brunel University London student on work experience.

Jack, a Degree Apprentice, has just completed his degree and achieved a 2:1. He is now a Mechanical Design Engineer at Sapcote Engineering, part of the i3 Group.

With a mind for innovation and a knack for problem-solving, Jack played an instrumental role in the design of an automated testing cobot cell and utilised virtual twins to test the design in virtual reality.

Liam working on the virtual model of assets in our factory for the factory digital twin.


Liam, a former apprentice, has become a highly skilled laser cutter programmer, setter, and operator. With a passion for design, Liam has begun working with Oliver Buhlinger, Head of Technology for the group, to learn CAD design, Point Cloud utilisation, and virtual and digital twinning.


Jordan completed his apprenticeship in 2019 and is now an Automation Engineer working on high-value manufacturing projects and Digital Twin developments. With a focus on continuous improvement, Jordan is working on his IET Eng Tech accreditation to further develop his skills and knowledge.  

The Group is proud to have played a role in supporting the growth and success of its apprentices and looks forward to their continued contributions to the organisation.

With its commitment to training and development, the company is confident that it will continue to attract and retain the best young talent for the future. 

Want to find out more about opportunities at i3 Group Solutions? 

Visit https://i3groupsolutions.com/careers/early-careers/ 

Reflections post Digital Manufacturing Week

Some of The Manufacturer interviews with industry leaders at Smart Factory Expo ’22


FutureScope – the intersection between advanced digital technologies and the global trends affecting UK industry

i3 Group Solutions attended the latest FutureScope event from Digital Catapult, the UK authority on advanced digital technology in London on the 8th December. The i3 Group has recently acquired New Intelligence to enhance its intelligent industrial integration offering, adding New Intelligence’s smart manufacturing capabilities for manufacturers through Digital Twin, AI, IoT data and analytics services.

As a 2022 Digital Catapult cohort, New Intelligence has been supported by Digital Catapult to develop their flagship Voyage 360 product. Voyage 360 helps the manufacturing industry by harnessing advanced technologies such as Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to drive business decisions based on data science, rather than opinion and subjectivity.

“The Digital Catapult innovation and acceleration programme has been instrumental to the development of our core algorithms and technologies which are the foundation of New Intelligence’s product and services. The Digital Catapult team have accelerated our product development and introduced some important partners to the business through their extensive network. The FutureScope event will give us a chance to reflect on quite how far we have come in the the past 12 months and also see some of the other exciting innovation happening in the industry. With the advancement of computational power and leveraging these advanced technologies, we have turned our idea into reality. The technology stack enables manufacturers to uncover actionable insights to enhance their operational and production performance. Now with the backing and support of i3 Group Solutions we are excited to take the next steps on our journey in levelling up UK manufacturing.”

~ Dr. Martin Clocherty, Founder of New Intelligence.

i3 Group at Smart Factory Expo 22

We are in Liverpool 16-17 November ’22 showcasing our capabilities on stand H12 at Smart Factory Expo – part of Digital Manufacturing Week, the UK’s largest and best specialist event for manufacturers.

i3 Group’s Chief Commercial Officer and Senior Lecturer in Industrial Automation at Cranfield University, John Patsavellas, will again be presenting MX Top 100 awards at Digital Manufacturing Week.

If you are visiting the show then please call by our stand and say hello. If you are unable to make it, you can experience a Digital Twin of our showcase here.