“Apprenticeships give you on the job practical experience which cannot be replicated in other forms of education”
This National Apprenticeship Week we’re highlighting some of our staff who have completed apprenticeships with us, and where they are today. Meet Cameron Procter, a Health and Safety Advisor for Shepley Engineers. Learn more about what drove him to an apprenticeship, and what advice he would give to people thinking about starting an apprenticeship.
What was your apprenticeship in?
What made you choose an apprenticeship?
I choose an apprenticeship because I thought it was a good route to further education while earning money at the same time.
What do you do now your apprenticeship is complete?
I am now a Health and Safety Advisor after being a qualified Welder for about 10 years.
How did your apprenticeship help you?
It gave me excellent practical on the job experience and a good working knowledge of how construction sites operate, which has helped me further develop my career in health and safety.
What would you say to anybody thinking of an apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships should certainly be considered as a starting point for anyone, they will give on the job practical experience which cannot be replicated in other forms of education, and you will get paid while you learn. Additionally, if you would like to further your career and gain further education beyond your apprenticeship the company you work will often fund this so you can essentially gain university level education for free.