“My three biggest benefits so far are gaining industry knowledge and skills that can be taken with me for life. Having more confidence to get stuck in and prove myself to others. And being able to work towards a qualification whilst getting on the job experience at the same time.” – Reece Frailing, 20, engineering apprentice.
“I’ve achieved my level 2 and 3 qualifications in electrical and mechanical maintenance, as well as my level 3 NVQ practical skills. It has provided me with the basic skills to use within my everyday roles. They have benefitted me by giving me the foundation knowledge needed, when doing jobs on my own or as part of a team. I have built on them and continue to progress every day. Also, the team at Direct Air have really helped me learn new skills and knowledge that’s needed in my role. Each engineer offers a different skill set which I have picked up from working with them on different jobs. They have taught me techniques which I can take away and use when working on my own jobs. Finally, over the course of the apprenticeship I have gained a vast amount of experience. This has also given me the confidence to carry out more complex tasks and continue to progress learning more skills within the company.” – Jack Walton, 21, engineering apprentice.
“During the time I have been an apprentice, I have gained a lot more confidence when talking to people on the phone or people in general. It has made me a lot less shy. I also think that this is a great experience because it gives me a very good idea of what work will be like as get I older. Also, at the end of this apprenticeship, I will gain a L2 business administration qualification, which could help me in the future as I would have the qualification and experience.”– Lauren Elston, 16, business admin apprentice, service department.