Apprentice Mitchell O’Donnell

Mitchell O'Donnell

Mitchell O’Donnell


Name: Mitchell O’Donnell

Age: 16

School: North Chadderton

Further Education: None as yet

Passions:    Bike Riding

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 i was involved quite heavily in construction and so it all developed from there really. I applied directly to Hopwood Gears for an apprenticeship as i had heard good things about them.
  • What did you study at school to qualify in engineering?
  • What kind of projects does your apprenticeship enable you to become involved in?
    Hands on training and working with different materials
  • What help and support do you receive as an apprentice?
    I have a mentor Alex who gives full support but also allows me to develop and reduces support as and when needed
  • Have you gained any further education qualifications after leaving school?
    Currently studying at Hopwood Hall an NVQ in engineering on day release
  • 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?
    Working as a joiner
  • What did you want to do when you left school?
    Become involved in Engineering
  • How easy did you find the transition from school to a working environment?
  • What Machine are you currently manning and training on:
    Large capacity turning machines