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Amelia Cockran — Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Apprentice

Name: Amelia Cockran
Job title: Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Apprentice
Employer: Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP)
Qualification: Level 3 BTEC in Electrical Engineering Manufacturong and HNC in Electronics
Salary Range: £16,000 starting salary

What does and Engineering Apprentice do?

As an Engineering Apprentice no two days are the same. One day I could be up a 140- metre crane re-stacking a pallet and the next I could be responding to a breakdown on the production lines. Part of my job is that I repair, improve and maintain our production lines and warehouse so that every customer gets their Coca-Cola beverage.

What advice would you give someone thinking of pursuing this career?

The advice that I would give is to work hard at your studies and make sure you have a passion for your chosen field so that you aspire to have a job that you love. An Engineer has to be able to problem solve, work well as a team and have a mechanical and electrical aptitude, if you have these then you will make a brilliant Engineer!

What is the starting salary / How has it changed since?

My starting salary was £16,000 and I receive a pay rise every year throughout my apprenticeship and further employment within Coca-Cola European Partners.

How long have you been doing your job?

I started my job in September 2018 so have just been working in my current role at CCEP for just over a year.

Where do you seen yourself in 5 years?

In 5 years, I see myself as an Electrical/Mechanical Technician on shift working on the times and in our automated warehouse. I would be responding to breakdowns and improving the systems within CCEP to meet customer demand. After that I would like to get into management with the end goal.