“An apprenticeship is a great idea for someone who wants to start working and move on from school, especially if you know what you want to do when you’re older. A lot of people my age don’t know what they want to do, I didn’t for a while either, but being an apprentice makes you feel relevant, it makes you feel part of something.
I didn’t really know much about cars before I started my apprenticeship, but I really enjoy taking things apart and seeing how they work. I’m in my comfort zone with this type of work and have learned so much in the past seven months – more than I thought I would!
Recently, I’ve been learning how to diagnose problems with cars and it’s taken me to the next level in my apprenticeship. It’s very interesting finding out how to find the problem and how to rectify it. A bonus with working at my garage is that my boss deals a lot with rally cars, so I get to see a different side of motor mechanics.”