What does an Apprentice Engineer do?
As an Apprentice Engineer, I shadow the other engineers gaining breakdown experience, also learning my basic hand skills within the workshop
How did you end up in this job?
I already worked as a Production Operative at Princes when they began recruiting for Apprentice Engineers. I applied and luckily was accepted!
What advice would you give to someone thinking of pursuing this career?
I would definitely tell them to take up an opportunity in Engineering as the experience and qualification you gain can set you up for the rest of your life.
How long have you been doing your job?
I have been in this Apprenticeship role for 3 years – one more year to go until I qualify!
Has your salary changed since then – if not do you see salary progression?
Yes, since I started my apprenticeship, my wage has been increased 3 times and will change every year until I reach the maximum wage for the role.