What’s the best thing about your job?
The variety; not one day is the same, and there are issues that constantly need solving or machines that need fixing due to breakdowns.
What was your starting salary?
My starting salary was just under £14,000 in my first year. I then moved on to £16,000 in my second year and then up to £22,000 in my third. In my forth year I will be earning £26,000 and then when I am fully qualified I am expecting to be earning anywhere between £32,000 and £38,000.
How long have you been doing your job?
I’ve been doing my job for 2 years now. The first year of my Apprenticeship is all offsite however now I’m in my second year I am based at the brewery in Manchester and do a day release of college.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
In 5 years time I hope to see myself gaining experience as an Engineer either with Heineken or elsewhere. This will hopefully lead me to a managerial role.
If you could give your 16 year old self some career advice, what would it be?
To do an Apprenticeship straight out of school as I went to college for 2 years and it wasn’t for me!