I always thought I’d go into engineering,
didn’t think I’d do an apprenticeship, I thought I’d go to uni but this came up. The main thing was getting paid while learning. Just a lot more motivation to get the work in on time. At this stage because I’m year two, I don’t get as much
responsibility as the other apprentices, so I’ll do little odd jobs such as like cleaning, helping out with the other technicians and apprentices. This place gives a lot of training. Currently I am drawing lines on the vacuum bag to show
flow rate when it’s being infused. So they want to see how quickly it goes from there to there, and we have cameras, temperature sensors and thermocouples, pressure sensor which is there to record everything so we can get every bit of information you can get. I do enjoy being so practical and
hands-on I couldn’t work in an office all day. That is not a bit of me. My mum has noticed recently that I’ve become a lot more organised. Since I left college my
time keeping has got a lot better, handing in things at deadlines to the high
standard. My confidence has grown massively. I can work independently, I can
give knowledge when it’s needed and help out. I’d definitely recommend this apprenticeship to young people. You learn, you earn money and you’ve got a career sorted.