Date: July 20, 2023 11:23 am

Meet Our Latest Apprentices

Meet Our Latest Apprentices

With our latest apprentices George, Katie and Kian into their third week, it’s great to see them learning new skills and starting their journey with us at Delta Rock.

Making the decision to take on apprentices is a difficult process and a big commitment from a business. We know there are many young people out there who want and could make amazing electrical engineers, but unfortunately, we can’t take on everyone. Decisions need to be made, so what stood out about the apprentices we decided to employ under our apprentice scheme?

Standing out from the crowd

Firstly, meet George. He is extremely keen to become a fully qualified electrical engineer. His enthusiasm was obvious to see when he attended his interview, but a key attribute that made him stand out, was his background of experience and skills he had accumulated.

Meet George

George has always had an interest in engineering but his interest in electrical and electronic engineering has grown from the various opportunities he has had.

After leaving school, George knew he wanted to gain a job, where he could learn whilst working and gain ‘hands-on’ experience. This came from his first role working at Fullwoods JOZ, who provide integrated solutions for dairy farmers. George was involved with the manufacturing process of building milking systems. This provided George with an initial insight to a broad range of engineering skills, but what really gained his interest was electrical / electronic engineering.

After 11 months at Fullwood’s, George moved to Kronospan, located in Chirk. Here George worked on the industrial cleaning side of the production line. He quickly realised however that it was the electrical / electronic engineering that he enjoyed and wanted to progress.

George took the decision to sign up on a college course in Electrical Installation. This meant working part-time alongside his college course. He was lucky to do this, working with his brother’s friend who was an electrician. This provided George with essential ‘on-the-job’ experience whilst maintaining his studies.

His role exposed him to a range of electrical projects, including the construction and installation of new stables, which used a range of skills and utilised some of George’s experience from previous positions. The project saw George responsible for laying the electrical infrastructure to power the barn. Shadowing his mentor, he was worked on the installation of LED strip lights, water pump, underfloor heating, electric gates, consumer units, mains power feed sockets and exterior lighting with sensors.

Nine months later George successfully passed his college course in Electrical Installation. He was now keen to further progress his career in electrical engineering, but knew he needed to work with a bigger organisation that could offer him a broader electrical engineering development. He wanted a role that would provide him with a range of work experience and opportunities within electrical engineering.

Alongside his electrical engineering, George also has a passion for renewable sources of energy. He knows clean efficient methods to power future infrastructures is the way forward and is really interested in the smart engineering solutions regarding this. Wanting to work in more industrial environment, he was really pleased to a place with Delta Rock, who are industrial electrical engineers.

In his spare time George enjoys socialising with friends and watching his favourite Football Team Liverpool FC. It’s clear George’s passion for football extends further than just watching it, as he used to play for Shrewsbury Academy but sadly broke his arm, which made it difficult to returned.

The start of their apprenticeship with Delta Rock

It was at the local open day, that George found Delta Rock and after some initial discussions was given the opportunity of an interview. Obviously, the rest is history, with George at the start of his apprenticeship with Delta Rock.

George will attend Coleg Cambria – Bersham College once a week and work alongside the experienced team of Delta Rock to learn and develop his skills and knowledge in electrical and automation engineering.

George said: “I was so pleased when I got the apprenticeship. The last couple of weeks have been really good and everybody has been really welcoming. Everyone in the team is easy to talk to. I’m really eager to get onto site and gain new skills”.

The first couple of weeks has seen George and the other apprentices working at Delta’s workshop, building bespoke electrical control panels. This is a core expertise of Delta Rock, working on a range of automation and control panel projects. Moving forward George will be pleased that he and the others will be shadowing the team on-site to start to build their electrical engineering and automation knowledge and skills.

Good luck George and welcome to the Delta Rock Group team, it’s great to have you as part of the team.

 

If you are keen to progress your career in electrical and automation engineering, and be part of a growing friendly business, visit our website to find out more: A career with Delta Rock

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