Jobs and Careers Autumn 2017 - 19
CA M ER O N
WA LL A C E
INFORMATION SERVICES SERVICE
DESK ENGINEER; ADVANCED
LEVEL 3 APPRENTICESHIP IN
How has Wessex Water helped
your career? I left college with
a Level 3 IT qualification and
joined Wessex Water as its first
IT apprentice. I'm treated like
a full member of the team and
get invited to all team meetings.
I don't think I'd have succeeded
without colleagues' support.
What has been the outstanding
moment of your apprenticeship?
I became the Bath and Bristol
Apprentice of the year 2017.
Can you give us an overview of
your job? I prepare all laptops
and PC desktops. To cover a staff
shortage, I've been placed in a
role on the main IT helpdesk.
Where do you see yourself in the
future? I would like a nice job
offer from my manager at Wessex
Water! I'd also like to gain more
experience in field IT support.
C H ARL ES
D AL D IN
What has your journey been
with Wessex Water? In my first
year I worked with the waste
mechanical and engineering
team while starting my
Level 2 Performing Engineering
Operatives and Level 3 BTEC
in Mechanical Engineering.
During year two, I moved to
the construction side. Year
three, I started my HND in
Mechatronics, learning how
to strip and overhaul Wessex
Water's assets. In my final year
I've moved to the technical
support group, while continuing
with my HND and completing
my 17th edition course, which
ensures up-to-date knowledge
of industry regulations.
How is your apprenticeship
going? In my first few weeks I
was kitted out with my personal
protective equipment and
provided with health and safety
training. I learned that keeping
everyone safe is a main priority
at Wessex Water. I spent the
next few months rotating around
the company, learning various
roles. Everyone has been really
welcoming and treated me with
respect. A main benefit of the
apprenticeship is definitely the
contextual learning and the
variety on a day-to-day basis.
ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL
ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP IN
ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL AND
Why did you choose an
apprenticeship at Wessex Water?
Because I didn't want to go to
university - I wanted practical
skills as well as academic. Wessex
Water offered me a role where I
could "earn and learn" and gain
qualifications as well as a lot of
practical skills and knowledge.
TRAINEE CIVIL ENGINEER;
HIGHER LEVEL APPRENTICESHIP
INCLUDING HNC IN CIVIL
ENGINEERING AND NVQ LEVEL 4
IN SITE MANAGEMENT
What are your aspirations?
I'm still a beginner but I know
with the support of the company
I can progress and become a
project manager in the future.
I'll then have the confidence as a
leader to understand the full flow
of the company - I already feel
like my experiences have helped
develop my knowledge.
What are your plans for the
future? My plan is to continue
my passion for engineering and
working for Wessex Water, and
prove that I am willing to learn
more practical skills. I will also
apply for a degree.
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