I started my apprenticeship in 2012 through a college called Prospects, now known as PROCAT. There I learnt the fundamental skills I would need to become a skilled engineer. This was a BTEC level three course. For the first year I was permanently at college, the second year was on day release. Throughout the course Chester Hall allowed me to concentrate on the coursework and gave me the freedom and help to achieve a high grade.
We visited different companies that we deal with and also took some trips to get involved at looking at new machines, tooling and techniques of cutting, these places included 3G, Fenn, Mach and Farnborough. I then went on to do further education to add knowledge and skills to my trade by completing a HNC with a high grade once again.
I believe Chester Hall has allowed me to voice my own opinion on the path I want to take and allowed me to construct my own career in terms of what department I feel suits me best whilst mentoring me and supporting me through this 4 year apprenticeship. I can’t imagine I would have had a better one elsewhere.