Scottish Apprenticeship Week - Second Year

Friday, 4 March 2022

Scottish Apprenticeship Week - Second Year

Chris Hampson is coming into the second year of his apprenticeship, we got an insight into how he is finding his apprenticeship so far, Chris commented to say that he was loving his time with Normand and Thomson, which you could clearly see whilst speaking to him.

Q. Do you think that you have benefited from both working and learning as opposed to only carrying out a college course with no site experience etc.?

A. I have benefited from learning on the job, the tradesmen are always being happy to help and offer guidance. Before the apprenticeship I was going from job to job, not knowing what it was I wanted to do, I decided I wanted to get a trade, to experience life in a completely different industry.

Q. Did you have any influence on your learning? Since the colleges were closed at the beginning and a lot was done in the workshop.

A. Scott Middleton played a massive part in my initial development, taking time with all three of the new apprentices.

Q. Do you have a highlight in your working career so far?

A. Gaining my qualification for coded welding on my first attempt would be a highlight, I had only been practicing for a few weeks before I did the test. Being asked to go out to so many different sites as well.

Q. How do you feel you have developed both in the job and personally since starting your apprenticeship?

A. Definitely has made a big impact personally, the biggest, I feel I have my head screwed on now. Getting down and working hard. My family has even commented on the difference in me and how well I am doing.

We are extremely impressed with how Chris has adapted and are sure he will continue to go strength to strength as his apprenticeship journey continues! Keep up the good work Chris.

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