‘A fantastic way to start a career’ – Alex hails her apprenticeship
Engineer Alex Johnson is starting the new year in a role she loves and with a management degree apprenticeship in her sights.
Alex is a quality engineer at Baildon-based Produmax where she has been working – through an apprenticeship with the college – for several years.
She has just gained a distinction in her Level 4 apprenticeship in Manufacturing Engineering with the firm, which specialises in high precision engineering for the aerospace sector.
Urged on by our teachers and Produmax’s team to keep pushing herself, Alex is now looking forward to starting a Level 6 Chartered Management degree apprenticeship through the University of Leeds.
She said: “I started on a Level 3 Manufacturing apprenticeship, having found the quality engineer role, and developed my interest in the inspection side of engineering, through Produmax’s work experience programme.
A terrific experience, with no limits to what can be achieved
“I’d encourage anyone to do an apprenticeship – it’s a fantastic way to start a career in any industry, whilst having the ability to continue studying. There are also no limitations to what you can achieve, it’s down to how much work you’re willing to put in.
“My apprenticeship has been a terrific experience. I’ve been encouraged along the way by the team at Produmax and at Keighley College to work hard and aim high.
“I’m looking forward to continuing my workplace development whilst undertaking the degree apprenticeship.”
Produmax offers several apprenticeship engineering positions, usually starting at the end of August, each year.
Find out more about our apprenticeships at the college here.