It’s National Apprenticeship Week! Join us in supporting and celebrating apprenticeships.
Meet our Apprentice of the Day, George Warner.
Advanced Electrical Engineering Apprentice George Warner works as a Junior Project Manager for Heat Trace, one of the world’s leading suppliers of electric heat tracing equipment.
A previous Neston High School student, George finished school and immediately began an apprenticeship at Heat Trace in Helsby. As part of his apprenticeship, George completed his BTEC Level 3 in General Engineering and is now studying for a HNC in Electrical Engineering. George said: “That’s one of the great things about working as an apprentice for Heat Trace, they’re very keen for me to continue my education and develop my skill set. As part of my role I use AutoCAD to design work for our electrical installation projects across the UK. My favourite part of the role is travelling around the country to meet our customers at their sites.”
Since working for Heat Trace, George’s highlight has been his involvement in designing a system for Cabot Carbon, a chemical plant in Wales. He said: “It was very interesting and great to be given the opportunity to become heavily involved in such a large-scale and valuable project for the company.”
George hopes to continue working for Heat Trace upon completing his apprenticeship and is considering pursuing a HND and a top-up year at university. “If you want to work in engineering, I’d definitely consider an apprenticeship,” says George. “You’re earning money and learning at the same time. At seventeen years of age I passed my driving test and could afford my own car. An apprenticeship certainly helps you to become more independent and develop important life skills.”