Apprentice Luke


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Name: Luke

Age: 21

School: Saddleworth School

Further Education: n/a

Passions: Football

Ambitions:  To be rich

If you were a superhero who would you be? Batman

Questions:

  • When did you decide on engineering and how did you get involved with the engineering apprenticeship programme?
    At school really I started woodwork at school and 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?
    Woodwork and 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 start I had daily mentoring but I have now become more independent
  • Have you gained any further education qualifications after leaving school?
    Went straight from school to Hopwood Gears
  • Do you think your apprenticeship will set you in good stead for your current and future career?
    Yes
  • What do you think you would be doing if you were not in engineering?
    Mechanic
  • What did you want to do when you left school?
    Engineering
  • How easy did you find the transition from school to a working environment?
    Not easy, I struggled a bit as you have to constantly concentrate and pay attention
  • What Machine are you currently manning and training on:
    Gear Cutting Machines; Grinding – Surface; Wire Eroding