We spoke to Jay Dunn, engineering apprentice at Hoist It Ltd, about what he does in his apprenticeship, what he enjoys most and what advice he'd give to people thinking about doing an apprenticeship. 

My name’s Jay Dunn and I’m on an apprenticeship for maintenance mechanical, form of engineering.

What do you do on a day to day basis?

On a day to day basis there’s a range of things we do from building up little machines and adding surrounds and putting panels on to repairing gates and small little nitty bitty things.

What do you enjoy most about your apprenticeship?

Most I enjoy about working here is got to be the people and it’s a good job, not rough working, it’s not hard labour or anything like that. It’s laid back and very friendly.

What new skills have you learned?

I’ve learnt lots of new skills when I’ve come here but the most one for me has got to be fabricating and that’s what I mainly do now, fabrication, which I got taught of my supervisor.

If you could give one piece of advice to a new apprentice, what would it be?

Any piece of advice would be to stick at it, believe you me stick at it because it’s good in the long run, like I’ve been here 2 years now and there’s times when I thought I wasn’t going to stick at it but definitely definitely stick at it.  

I’d stick at it because it’s just something at the end of it, you get a qualification for yourself and it’s just a string to your bow isn’t it. 

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