National Apprenticeship Week – Meet the Apprentice

We have had lots of Apprentices over the years and we really think work experience is a great way to learn important skills that a classroom alone just can’t teach. So, as it’s National Apprenticeship week we wanted to introduce you to our latest Apprentice here at SkinBase with a little interview we carried out with Billy. We also talked to our graduate apprentice Jack. Here’s what they had to say:

Meet the Apprentice

Name: Billy Hopkinson, age 18

Job Title: Apprentice Electrical Engineer
What made you decide to start an Apprenticeship?
I liked the idea of being able to earn and learn at the same time.
What have you enjoyed most so far about your apprenticeship?
learning a variety of different skills
What are you hoping to do after you have completed the apprenticeship?
Hoping to get a permanent full-time position at SkinBase as I really enjoy working for this company.
What advice would you give to anyone else thinking of doing an Apprenticeship?
Make sure it is something you really want to do.

We asked the team here at SkinBase to describe Billy, here’s what they had to say;

Polite, friendly, helpful, lively, sarcastic, cheeky smile

What do you like about SkinBase?
Everyone is very welcoming and this company has a nice working environment
What skills have you learnt from doing an Apprenticeship?
Communication and Organisation

Graduate Apprentice Jack

We know you have now completed your apprenticeship Jack but still great to hear about your experience as an apprentice for anyone thinking of starting one during National Apprenticeship week.

Name: Jack Wild, age  20

Job Title: Electrical Engineer
What made you decide to start an Apprenticeship?
To gain work experience whilst studying
What did you enjoy most about your apprenticeship?
Developing an engineering skillset
What are you hoping to do now you have completed your apprenticeship?
Continue to progress in my career and further my knowledge
What advice would you give to anyone else thinking of doing an Apprenticeship?
Always listen to your mentor and try your best.
Here is how Jack’s colleagues described him:
Polite, professional, happy to help, funny, sweetheart, nothing too much trouble, very polite and well-mannered
What do you like about SkinBase?
I really enjoy my role in the workshop and learning from others
What skills have you learnt from doing an Apprenticeship?
Time production, the ability to work independently or within a team
As you can tell, Jack and Billy are popular members of team SkinBase, we are lucky to have these two lovely guys on our team. Get in touch with your local college if you are thinking of taking on an apprentice. Real work experience is a great way to help a young person get ahead and the right person can be a fantastic asset to your business.

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