Apprentice Gavin

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Name: Gavin

Age: 18

School: The GM UTC

Further Education: Hopwood Hall

Passions: Football and fishing

Ambitions:  Become a successful engineer

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 it all developed from there, I then chose to do engineering at GCSE and from their applied direct to Hopwood gears for an apprenticeship
  • What did you study at school to qualify in engineering?
    Mechanical Engineering
  • What kind of projects does your apprenticeship enable you to become involved in?
    Hands on training with different machines and materials
  • What help and support do you receive as an apprentice?
    At have daily mentoring 
  • Have you gained any further education qualifications after leaving school?
    Yes , NVQ
  • 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?
    Never though about anything else
  • What did you want to do when you left school?
  • How easy did you find the transition from school to a working environment?
    Fairly simple
  • What Machine are you currently manning and training on:
    Large CNC turning