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Charlotte Allen: Reflecting On My Apprenticeship So Much

1st calendar year Apprentice at Alpha Production Charlotte Allen has thrown herself into her Apprenticeship from day a single, and subsequent on from her past blog site, Charlotte updates up on what is she’s been up to these previous couple of months:

“So, the place to start out? I am now 8 months into my apprenticeship with Alpha Production and a good deal has improved due to the fact I 1st wrote about what it is like to be an Apprentice. Through these previous 8 months I have attended a amount of situations this sort of as Careers Fairs with our Apprentice Manager William Davies-Hill to explore with Calendar year 11 and 10s all about the astounding possibilities that can appear from going into an apprenticeship following leaving university. It is so inspiring to converse to the youthful folks, especially ladies who are in the similar posture I was in only a calendar year or so in the past, and find out about their thoughts on engineering and persuade these girls to consider the leap and join myself and so quite a few other folks in the industry.

“I have also ventured onto the factory flooring for the 1st time given that starting up the apprenticeship and – wow – there was so considerably to find out! From investing a week with some of the 2nd-12 months apprentices generating crawling boards for our sister organization Bri-Stor Units, to mastering all about how to match applications into the CNC Punch equipment. I have also had the privilege of doing work inside the model-new Chemical Technologies manufacturing facility below the supervision of the manager Justin Kelly, acquiring an perception to all the ground-breaking do the job that is heading to be having spot in the factory and supporting set up generation ready for June.

“During the Easter Holiday seasons, us initial 12 months apprentices took the yearly trip to Elan Valley. It was a superb week entire of workforce developing exercises to actually get us performing superior as a group. We climbed our reasonable share of Dames, tried to construct a raft to get throughout the river and heaps of orienteering things to do. On our final day we assisted the neighborhood nursery spruce up their outside the house backyard space. It was this sort of a enjoyment to give again to the wonderful group and give the young children a new and enhanced house to commit their time.

“On a private take note, I finished the 7 days off extremely delighted as I ultimately passed my driving check- so no much more early mornings and mentor outings to the JCB Academy for me. Hooray!

“Meanwhile at the JCB Academy, I have started off my welding class – I certainly consider a learn course with Alpha’s incredibly possess pro welder Chloe Sales is wanted! It is good to be in a position to glimpse back from wherever I started out and truly see the development, I’ve designed from staying terrified to make problems to mastering from them every single one working day with the assist from our tutors. I have cherished every next of the courses so far and I am certain it will only grow for the months remaining to arrive.”

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