Former A Level Maths, Physics and Geology student Harry talks about his Level 3 Multi Skilled Engineering Apprenticeship with Saputo Dairy UK.

Previous school: Sir James Smith's School

Courses studied: A Level Maths, Physics and Geology 

Progression: Level 3 Multi Skilled Engineering Apprenticeship with Saputo Dairy UK

What’s a typical day for you when you are in work?

During the course I will spend one school year at college and three whole years at work. I shadow a different engineer everyday working in all departments and completing general maintenance tasks on machines and equipment.

How much time do you spend in the workplace vs classroom?

At college, roughly half my time is spent in a classroom learning health and safety and techniqual information, and half the day on station completing hands on tasks. I always enjoyed working and valued hands on experience over classroom learning, it is also nice to be earning while gaining a qualification.

What help did Callywith College offer you towards your apprenticeship?

Time was given to me by the College to complete my application and attend interviews.

What's the best thing about your apprenticeship

The best thing about an apprencticeship is the huge variety of people you get to learn from which helps you form a much more personalised approach to tasks.

What are your future plans?

I will finish my apprenticeship in August 2025 and after, I hope to complete a higher level apprenticeship such as a Level 5 or an NVQ.

What advice or tips would you give to students interested in apprenticeships?

My tips for those considering an apprenticeship after college would be to apply for a wide variety of apprenticeships as you never know what you'll get accepted for and it's always nice to get a choice. Try and get work experience with weekend jobs or summer work and also get the applications in early.