Engineering apprentice

Why did you choose to pursue an apprenticeship?

I chose to do an apprenticeship because I have always been interested in the mechanical workings of machines and was attracted by the range of opportunities and areas to work in when the apprenticeship has been completed. The scheme gave me more of a chance to complete engineering to a degree level which has been my aim.

What is the highlight of your apprenticeship so far?

There have been many highlights of my apprenticeship so far but the memory that tops them all would have to be when I and two other colleagues had tea with our CEO Sir Andrew Witty as thank you for working the Christmas period.

Describe a normal day.

A normal working day for me will usually consist of carrying out some Planned Preventative Maintenance routines. However, it is possible there will be issues within a production building and I will be required to prioritise that and find the mechanical failure, and then repair the machinery. It’s pretty fast work as we want the lines up and running as quickly as possible so there is never a dull shift!

How would you describe your role in 5 words?

Motivating, dynamic, supportive , satisfying and testing

What advice would you give to someone considering an apprenticeship?

Look around and do some homework on all kinds of companies offering apprenticeships, as you may surprise yourself with what you might like.