Apprentice – Jack




Name: Jack

Age: 27

School: North Chadderton

Further Education: n/a

Passions: Football

Ambitions:  To be rich

If you were a superhero who would you be? Batman


  • When did you decide on engineering and how did you get involved with the engineering apprenticeship programme?
    At school really I started metalwork and woodwork at school and really enjoyed it, I then chose to do apply at Oldham Training centre in engineering. Been to a few places in my youth but now finally got back into Engineering where my passions really lie.
  • What did you study at school to qualify in engineering?
    Woodwork and Science
  • What kind of projects does your apprenticeship enable you to become involved in?
    Learn new skills with different materials and machines.
  • What help and support do you receive as an apprentice?
     I have daily mentoring so I can progress
  • Have you gained any further education qualifications after leaving school?
    Went straight from school to into work at local engineering companies before joining Hopwood Gear.
  • Do you think your apprenticeship will set you in good stead for your current and future career?
  • What do you think you would be doing if you were not in engineering?
  • What did you want to do when you left school?
  • How easy did you find the transition from school to a working environment?
    Not too bad as i have previous experience.
  • What Machine are you currently manning and training on:
    Fitting , Milling and Broaching.