I wanted to complete an apprenticeship as getting a qualification for a trade would be a good starting point for my career, plus I knew I would get hands on training at MSPS whist still learning at college.
Before starting this course, I was having discussions with my parents about getting a trade within the industry, as my dad was heavily involved in that field of work and he recommended getting an apprenticeship.
I found the apprentice electrician course on MSPS careers website and applied. After submitting my application I had a quick response from the HR team about organising an interview. My course lasted four years, with three years at college and a final year onsite. What I enjoyed most about the apprenticeship is being able to put the things I learned at college into practice onsite. It gave me a better hands on experience and helped me understand the theoretical content.
I received loads of support from the people around me, especially from the MSPS electricians I was working with. They always pushed me to the best of my ability whilst working in a safe manner. They were very accommodating and kind plus helped me out if I had any questions or become stuck with something I didn’t quite understand.
I believe completing an apprenticeship has many benefits including gaining valuable on-site experience which gave me the knowledge and skills to help me to become the person I am today. With the help of MSPS and the colleagues around me I have been able to progress my career from starting as an apprentice electrician to now becoming a Qualified Electrical Supervisor.