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John Davies

John Davies has been working under Jason Robinson as an apprentice for just over a year. Hear his story.

Jason Robinson, with colleagues and apprentices Jason Robinson, with colleagues and apprentices
"I would say this type of career path is important in this day and age, when employers want people with experience." John Davies

Due to having a family and bills, I was initially tempted by the idea of an apprenticeship because the pay was very reasonable. But the more I looked into it, the more appealing the job looked. The interview was fine, it felt more of a case of finding the right personal fit for the team. A couple of hours after the interview Jason contacted me and asked if I wanted the good news or the bad. The bad news being that I was going to have to work with them, and the good news that he was offering me the job.

Job title: mechanical and electrical apprentice

Length of service: 17 months

Training provider: Brooksby Melton Agricultural College

My experience has been extremely varied at the Trust and I’ve enjoyed all of it. I have worked with various different teams and groups, and all of them have made me feel welcome. I’ve had lots of opportunities to get involved and carry out tasks on my own, which has allowed me to develop my skillset.

The group I work with are all very experienced and and have worked in different industries, so they have a lot of knowledge to pass down to me. Some of the lads have been here a long time and they know how everything works. All of this information is invaluable and allows me to progress quickly.  

By the time I finish I will be a time-served apprentice, which goes a long way to securing a future for myself and my family. I would say this type of career path is important in this day and age, when employers want people with experience.

Hopefully I will continue to develop here at the Trust, and continue to progress up the ladder. I really do appreciate the time and money invested in my training and my development.

Last date edited: 3 March 2017