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National Apprenticeship Week 2021

Continuing National Apprenticeship Week 2021, we asked current MTE Craft Apprentice Jake Smith to share his apprenticeship experience so far.

What is your job title and role?

My job title is Craft Apprentice and my role is to assist the shop floor with plating and welding. I am also currently attending college completing my Metal Fabricator Level 3 Standard.

What do you enjoy about your apprenticeship at MTE? 

I enjoy working within the MTE team to assist in the manufacture of products which are shipped to various projects and industries worldwide. My apprenticeship is also very diverse, I enjoy that every day is different! This means I’m continuously learning new skills and knowledge to help me succeed in my future.

Why did you choose to take an apprenticeship?

I decided to take an apprenticeship as I wanted to gain hands on experience and knowledge within a working environment opposed to taking the full-time education route. I also wanted to learn this trade as it has a bright future in the North East.

What would you say to someone who is considering an apprenticeship in engineering?

I would say that it’s a brilliant opportunity to gain skills and knowledge that you wouldn’t learn in full-time education. It really will set you up for your future!

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