Case Study – Josh Heath – Food & Drink Maintenance Engineer, Bradford

I’ve recently completed my engineering apprenticeship and I am now a multi-skilled Food & Drink Maintenance Engineer. I stayed on at school at 16 and did a year at sixth form studying Maths, Physics, Biology and Product Design. I was unable to find a job that would fit around my studies, so I decided to leave and look for a full-time job.

Engineering was something I’d discussed with my family growing up and it was something I was naturally interested in.  I wanted to understand how things work and also wanted to get hands on experience. The role at Princes attracted me because it would give me a high level qualification in engineering and allow me to do something different every day, with the possibility of progression.

The last four years have taught me the importance of working with great people and the value of a great mentor when going through an apprenticeship. The people I have worked with have been so supportive.

I have learnt so much. I have taken away so many skills for life including the importance of having the right positive attitude and behaviours. The skills I’ve developed in all areas are valuable for the industry going forward.

This process has taught me one main thing – you only get out what you put in. Put the effort in, reap the rewards. Hard work always pays off.

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