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Ashley Boswell — Apprentice Multi-Skilled Engineer

Name: Ashley Boswell
Job title: Apprentice Multi-Skilled Engineer
Employer: Premier Foods
Qualification: Btec Level 3, NVQ level 3, Foundation Degree
Salary Range: £9,000 - £23,000

WHAT DOES AN APPRENTICE ENGINEER DO?

As an Apprentice Engineer I attend to any breakdowns from our production lines across the factory. Each Engineer has their own production line which means that they are responsible for any maintenance being carried our plus any improvement ideas.

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?

The best thing about being an Engineer is that each day is different. No job is the same and each have their own challenges. I enjoy working with my hands and being able to take something that wasn’t working and then make it able to work!

WHAT WAS YOUR STARTING SALARY?

During my first year, I was mainly at college and earned £9,000

HAS YOUR SALARY CHANGED SINCE THEN – IF NOT DO YOU SEE SALARY PROGRESSION?

My salary rises by around £4,000 each year until I finish my apprenticeship.

DID YOU BUY SOMETHING SPECIAL WITH YOUR FIRST PAY CHEQUE?

With my first paycheque I bought myself a Macbook Air to be able to keep up with all the college work!