“If you like being hands on, practical and like challenges, I would 100% recommend this apprenticeship!”
This National Apprenticeship Week we’re highlighting some of the apprentices working for us at the Shepley Group, helping us to build a legacy of excellence. Meet Elisia Houghton, a Welder for West Cumberland Engineering. Learn more about what drove her to an apprenticeship, and what aspirations she has for her future career.
When did you join West Cumberland Engineering?
I joined in September 2022
What made you choose an apprenticeship?
I always thought about going in to welding. I then went did it at Lakes College, which helped me to gain my Level 3 apprenticeship at West Cumberland Engineering
What does a typical day in your job involve?
My day usually consists of morning briefings, safety talks, prepping items and welding.
What are your career aspirations?
Be the best I can be and push myself for harder challenges
How have you progressed since joining West Cumberland Engineering?
I have progressed in my welds and in gaining more confidence in myself
What do you enjoy most about your apprenticeship, has anything surprised you?
The amount of different welds!
What would you say to people considering an apprenticeship?
If you like being hands on, practical and like challenges, I would 100% recommend this apprenticeship!