Federal-Mogul Motorparts serves customers in the automotive aftermarket industry. They provide maintenance, service and performance enhancing products and original equipment manufacturers of vehicles.
We interviewed two of their apprentices and got their own story and views.
I became an apprentice by applying for the job role directly. I then took an aptitude test at a college and sat through interviews.
I feel that apprenticeships are the best way to get into engineering as they are structured solely for engineering. I would recommend an engineering apprenticeship to anyone wanting be an engineer.
The benefits of being an apprentice are;
· Working in the environment that you’re training to work in.
· Earning a wage.
· Receiving training.
· Learning from experienced others.
My parents fully supported my idea to do an engineering apprenticeship.
I wanted to get a job instead of going to university and I liked the idea of learning whilst I worked and thought an apprenticeship would benefit me more in the future.
I think apprenticeships are the best way as you’re getting work experience from a young age whilst being paid at the same time so I would advise them to look for an apprenticeship.
You’re getting on the job training which is important for the future, you’re guaranteed a job at the end of your training, you’re getting paid from a young age and you’ll become more experienced day by day.
My family were really supportive and liked the idea of me getting an apprenticeship.