Daniel Young is in the third year of his Level 3 Fabrication and Welding apprenticeship with Millers Ground-breaking UK based at Cramlington. Daniel was nominated as a great apprentice by his training officer, so we had a chat with him to see how he is getting on.
We asked Daniel how he had found his apprenticeship so far. He said: ‘I have thoroughly enjoyed my apprenticeship here at Miller UK and have been fortunate enough to be presented with many opportunities to further my skills and knowledge in different departments. I find the working environment to be very welcoming and have been surrounded with employees who are happy to help and support my personal development in the different departments. The team leaders alike have been very supportive and are able to present positive feedback and constructive criticism in a professional but friendly manner.’
We asked Daniel how his training officer Geoff has helped him through his apprenticeship. He said: ‘Geoff has been encouraging throughout my apprenticeship and helped open potential pathways for me here at Miller UK. He has also been very approachable and has listened to any feedback that I have given in regards to my apprenticeship whether it be positive or negative. He has helped implement possible solutions to any problems I have by speaking with the appropriate employees to ensure that I am getting the most out of my apprenticeship.’
We asked Daniel what his favourite thing about his job is and he said: ‘I would say that the potential opportunities for self-improvement alongside the working environment are the two main aspects of my job that I enjoy the most. Millers UK are also keen for those in the company to be upskilled. For example, I did an Abrasive Wheels course recently and I know they are pushing for us to attend Health and Safety courses over the next few months.
We asked Daniel how he hopes to progress after he has completed his apprenticeship with TDR Training and Millers UK. He said: ‘I hope that after my apprenticeship, I am fortunate enough to be employed here full time and further expand my knowledge in the welding and fabricating areas.’
We asked Geoff, Daniels TDR training officer, who visits him once a month why he nominated Daniel for this success story, and he said: ‘Daniel is a great apprentice and I think he has a very bright future ahead of him. He always does his work on time and his practical work is to a very good standard. He is an example for other apprentices on how to be and make the most out of their apprenticeship.’
TDR Training has no doubt that Daniel will excel in his future Engineering career, well done Daniel!
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