Today, on the third day of National Apprenticeship Week
2024, we continue our exploration into the experiences of our LEVC apprentices,
highlighting their growth and learning. Each apprentice brings unique insights,
shaping their personal and professional journey. Today we will be interviewing
Amrit, currently completing his apprenticeship as a Manufacturing Engineer
Technician. Lets see what he has to say about his experience.
Q: How has your apprenticeship experience contributed to
your personal and professional growth?
A: My apprenticeship experience significantly contributed to
my personal and professional growth as it provided me with great practical
skills that have been useful in my career. The apprenticeship experience
allowed me to form a strong work ethic, becoming a well-rounded member of my
Q: Can you share a specific project or task that challenged
you and helped you develop important life skills?
A: During my apprenticeship, we had to form a business
improvement project. For my project, I introduced handheld tablets that could
be carried around with the operator when they were scanning material, reducing
process time and walking distance. This project helped me in forming strong
connections at work as well as improving my problem-solving skills, which I
still use today in my current role as a manufacturing engineer.
Q: How do you see the skills you've gained during your
apprenticeship benefiting you in future career opportunities?
A: I use the skills I learned in my apprenticeship in my
day-to-day role as well as outside of work too. Additionally, by learning the
skills previously through my apprenticeship, it gave me the knowledge and
skills, and as a result, I have started my HNC in manufacturing engineering.
Q: What advice would you give to others considering
apprenticeships as a pathway for skill development and career advancement?
A: Apprenticeships offer a unique combination of hands-on
experience as well as formal education. If you approach the apprenticeship with
a positive attitude and a commitment to continuous learning, you can lay the
groundwork for a successful and fulfilling career.
Q: What strategies have you found effective in balancing
work, training, and personal life during your apprenticeship?
A: The balancing of work and studying was okay for me, but
it depends on the individual's commitment and the support from the employer, as
well as the structure of the apprenticeship program. I always found that I
could ask for help from my peers and would always offer my help to them,
creating a stronger working relationship and bringing new ways of thinking and
Q: How has the apprenticeship program contributed to your
ability to adapt to new technologies and industry changes?
A: The apprenticeship program has allowed me to adapt
quickly to changes in the industry as well as with changes to technologies by
promoting continuous learning and exposure to different areas of the business.
We are constantly looking for new ways of doing things and using new software,
and commitment to these changes allows us to adapt quickly to change ***
As we celebrate the journeys of our
LEVC apprentices, their experiences showcase the value of hands-on learning,
adaptability, and a commitment to growth. Follow on this week, as we continue
to provide further insights into the journeys of our LEVC apprentices.