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07 March 2017

​Apprenticeship Week

For National Apprenticeship Week, we caught up with a number of apprentices across our sites to hear how they've have been getting on and why they chose to complete an apprenticeship with Premier Foods.

Today we're hearing from Marc Williams who is an Engineering Apprentice at our Ambrosia factory in Lifton...

1. What is your role/ job title and how long have you been at Lifton?

I am an Engineering Apprentice and I have been in this role since September 2014. For this I have to work with the engineers and complete tasks for my NVQ Level 3. As well as this I also attend Plymouth city college one day a week completing the City & Guilds Level 3 electrical course.
Before this I was a machine operator since 2011.

2. What sort of things do you get involved with on a day to day basis and what parts of your role do you enjoy?

My role at the moment is to work with the engineers and learn how to repair, service and improve the machines that we have on site.
On shift I would help deal with a range of breakdowns as well as projects and improvements that all aid the learning process and help build experience for the future. 

3. Why did you chose to complete an apprenticeship and how have you found the role so far?

I have always had an interest in to how things work and enjoy fixing anything from cars and bikes to the washing machine. When I found out that there could be an opportunity to become an engineering apprentice it sounded exactly like the sort of career I would love to pursue.

4. What are you looking forward to getting involved with in 2017 or any projects/ college achievements that you hope to complete this year. 

We have a few exciting projects that I am hoping to get involved in on site, as well as this I also have some exams coming up before for the next college year to start in September.

National Apprenticeship week runs from 6-10 March as is designed to celebrate the positive impact apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the economy. 

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