My role as an apprentice mechanical maintenance and special machine tools technician means I am responsible for manufacturing a variety of products, ranging from new concepts to repairing machinery more than 100-years-old. This includes maintenance tasks but also assembly, wiring and testing of new design-to-order machinery which are one-of-a-kind products suited to a customer’s needs.

My best time at the AMRC Training Centre has been while working in the Mechanical Maintenance department as I enjoyed learning new skills. But what I most value is my time spent getting to know new people and beginning life-long friendships with my peers.

In three years’ time I would like to complete my HNC and within the next five years my aim is to be a Field Service Engineer within Pryor Marking Technology. In ten-plus years’ time, I would like to have a team leader role with apprentices who I can mentor myself.