With our latest apprentices Katie, George and Kian into their third week, it’s great to see them learning new skills, working together and starting their journey with us at Delta Rock.
The first few weeks have been busy, with an initial knowledge building around control panels and an insight to the range of projects Delta Rock are involved with. Working across a variety of industry settings, they will begin to build essential knowledge and skills from working at a range of manufacturing and industrial environments.
Delta’s apprenticeship continues to grow, but making the decision to take on apprentices is a difficult process and a big commitment. We are passionate to develop the skills and talent of our younger generation, to ensure we have the expertise to pass onto the next generation of electrical engineers.
It is always great to see the new apprentices start, but 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
It was quickly apparent during Katie’s interview with Delta Rock that since Katie had realised where her passion was, she was completely focused on reaching her goal. She was determined to develop a career in electrical engineering and clearly showed the amplitude and enthusiasm, which definitely set her apart from the rest.
Initially Katie followed another route on leaving school and started her college studies in Health and Social Care. However, once started she realised that she had followed others rather than what really interested her. Showing a keen interest in electric engineering, her Dad who is a fully qualified electrician, encouraged Katie to follow her passion.
With this support she started a part-time position at British Encoder Products. Katie’s role worked in the production line at BEPC and was responsible for soldering the internal wires to the greenboards. These went on to be installed into a wide range of products. Katie quickly needed to learn the skill of soldering, which required accuracy and patience, which Katie mastered successfully.
Katie said: “I really enjoyed the soldering aspect of the job, and was quite proud of my soldering, I was actually good at it”. Although Katie was happy at BEPC, she had bigger ambitions. “I wanted to work on more diverse electrical projects and develop my skills and knowledge further”.
It was at this time that Katie saw the advert for apprentices with Delta Rock.
Outside of work Katie enjoys socialising with friends and going the gym.
The start of their apprenticeship with Delta Rock
Having been successful with gaining an Apprenticeship with Delta Rock, Katie is due to commence her Level 2 Electrical Engineering at Coleg Cambria – Bersham College, based in Wrexham.
Like the other apprentices, her week will be split between one day at college and the others at Delta Rock, working alongside the expert team of electrical and automation engineers. Katie will work at Delta’s control panel workshop as well as at a range of Delta’s project sites. She will experience and gain insight to a range of manufacturing industries and shadowing our qualified and experienced engineers, she will develop skills across electrical and automation engineering.
Katie’s first couple of weeks at Delta Rock, has seen her gain an understanding of design and the manufacture of control panels. Whilst shadowing our experienced third year apprentice Sam, Katie has been involved with the building on bespoke control panels. She has also meet with a number of the team, who she will be working alongside as she moves onto projects on-site.
When asking Katie what she thinks so far about Delta Rock, she said: “Everybody seems lovely, really friendly and easy to talk to, Delta seems a great place to work and develop my skills”.
Katie also added that when she was initially offered the apprenticeship, “I was absolutely made up and my Dad was really please, although he didn’t believe I’d got accepted at first!”.
Good luck Katie 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