Walsall / Cannock
Redditch / Bromsgrove
How did you first get into Engineering?
I’ve always been interested in taking things apart and finding out how things work, so I decided that I wanted to pursue a career in Engineering. I found the Apprenticeship at Kepston Limited, applied and came to look around the facilities and meet the Managing Director. It seemed like a fantastic place to start my career in Engineering with opportunities to progress.
The company have a strong track record in developing Apprentices and are keen to invest in my further education and help me to be the best I can be. As part of my Apprenticeship I am studying towards a Level 3 Engineering qualification at Dudley College.
What do you like most about your current role?
I run machines on a day to day basis, working on Tooling and other projects for Aerospace and Formula 1 parts. I prefer an Apprenticeship to further study because it gives me a chance to learn hands on and practical skills in a real-world environment.
I’m earning money as well as learning and developing a career for my future. The difference is that I now know how to work the machines that make parts, rather than simply knowing the theory side of things.
Would you recommend a Career in Engineering to other young people and why?
I’d recommend doing an Engineering Apprenticeship because it will help you in the future. The skills that you learn will benefit you throughout your whole life. As part of an Apprenticeship, you are learning how to do a specific job, whilst continuing your education at the same time.