National Apprenticeship Week
At Transcover, we have seen the impact of the skills shortage being experienced across the UK. We believe that in order to address this and help to bring new talent into the manufacturing sector we need to support and nurture the next generation of machinists, welders, fabricators and engineers.
Last year we bought two apprentices into our workshop, they have been part of the team for the last few months, working alongside and being taught by our talented, skilled and experienced team.
As it is National Apprenticeship Week, we thought we would spend some time with our apprentices and find out what they really think about their time at Transcover so far.
What made you decide that you wanted to do the Level 3 Machining Technician apprenticeship?
After completing my Level 2 City & Guilds course at college it introduced me to the world of machining and I felt like my next step would be to start an apprenticeship.
How are you finding it at Transcover?
I am really enjoying it at Transcover. I get on with everyone and find it very productive. I never hesitate to ask questions, everyone has been happy to help.
What does an average day look like?
I always begin my day by completing safety checks followed by my Team Leader, outlining my jobs for the day, where I am supported when needed. The day always ends with a tidy down ready for the next day.
What has been your highlight so far?
My highlight has been writing a program for the CNC lathe, which is something I got introduced to when starting my apprenticeship and something I find interesting.
Have you started to think about what you would like to do once your apprenticeship finishes?
After I complete my apprenticeship, I hope to stay on as this is exactly what I want to do, and I feel very much part of the team here.
For anyone thinking about an apprenticeship in the future, what would you like them to know?
Apprenticeships are a good path to take into the working world, while still having support through the college.