Apprentice Building Services Design Engineer
Why did you choose an apprenticeship?
It was at college where I really focused my attention on getting an apprenticeship instead of applying for university, as I prefer to be productive and hands on. The main thing that got me hooked onto the idea of an apprenticeship, was the on the job training and mentorship that would allow me to gain practical and relevant knowledge in the industry while having years of experience that I simply wouldn’t have got at university.
What are the benefits of your apprenticeship?
I am constantly learning on the job by being involved with a range of projects which enables me to be exposed to all aspects of building services including drawings, calculations and site visits. Being surrounded by knowledgeable and experienced engineering’s is only going to be beneficial, as they go out of their way to ensure that my leaning is continuous, by giving me the exposure that I may not have been given in college or university. I am given the support of everyone in the company and at college, so I can become a successful engineer due to the knowledge obtained at work and academically.
Why building services engineering?
I always knew I wanted to do some form of engineering. It wasn’t until I visited a careers adviser at college, where they went through what aspects of engineering I particularly enjoy and how they link in with my previous school and current grades at the time. They recommended building services engineering and from then I’ve never looked back.
From the first moment I came to the office for my first interview, I instantly knew that TB+A was a close knit team that was very warming and made me feel comfortable. TB+A provides all staff with the necessary support while giving you lots of opportunities to progress in your career. One of my favourite things about TB+A is the feeling of being involved in a growing team, everyone knows each other and there is a sense of fun and enjoyment in the office.
What are your future plans?
I plan to complete my final year at college with distinctions throughout and to progress on to the degree with hopefully the highest marks possible I am then able to become a fully qualified engineer. In the long run, my main aim is progress through the company and ultimately become a partner.