At LEVC, our commitment to nurturing
talent goes beyond traditional training programs. As we celebrate National
Apprenticeship Week 2024 under the banner of 'Skills for Life', we're proud to
showcase the experiences of our apprentices. Today, we delve into the journey
of one of our apprentices, Ashley, who is completing an apprenticeship in
Product Design & Development Engineering. Let’s see what he has to say
about his experience.
Q: How has your apprenticeship
experience contributed to your personal and professional growth?
A: During my apprenticeship at LEVC, I
have been given the opportunity to work in a variety of departments where I
have worked/engaged with numerous different people. This has allowed me to gain
on my teamwork and communication skills while also allowing me to have a deeper
understanding of the company's organisation and goals.
Q: Can you share a specific project
or task that challenged you and helped you develop important life skills?
A: One specific project which comes to
mind is the 'battery project' where I supported in capturing a fault with the
battery software. This task required me to use a software that I was not
familiar with. Therefore, I took it upon myself to learn how to use and operate
through the software which I eventually used with the support of one of my
colleagues to capture the fault and resolving the battery software issue.
During this project I developed on many skills such as: problem solving,
willingness to learn, personal responsibility and resilience.
Q: How do you see the skills you've
gained during your apprenticeship benefiting you in future career
A: I believe the skills that I have
learnt over the course of my apprenticeship journey will greatly benefit my
future career opportunities. While working at LEVC I have gained technical
knowledge in many different departments while also getting hands on experience
working with the vehicles. I have also developed my behavioural skillset
becoming more confident, a better team player, more adaptable and improving on
my communication skills.
Q: What advice would you give to
others considering apprenticeships as a pathway for skill development and
A: I would say that doing an
apprenticeship is one of the best ways to develop your skillset and career
advancement especially as a young person. An apprenticeship allows you to gain
valuable work experience while also learning/working towards your qualification.
Q: What strategies have you found
effective in balancing work, training, and personal life during your
A: Personally, in order to balance
work, training, university and personal life you need to be very effective with
your time management. Organising my tasks and goals into an order of priority
allows me to ensure I do not fall behind with my workload and training while
also having plenty of time to spend on my personal life and goals.
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As we celebrate National
Apprenticeship Week 2024, we salute the resilience and dedication of our
apprentices. Their experience here shows LEVC’s dedication to continuous
learning and growth, laying the foundation for their promising future in the
Stay tuned as we share more inspiring
stories of skill and career development at LEVC!