I am currently employed by Coca-Cola™ as a technical operator. In my job role I operate the machines which fill the cans and make any repairs to faulty machinery. Although I do enjoy my job, after doing it for 17 years, it gets very tedious due to the inherent monotony of manufacturing environments.
When I was younger I always wanted to be an HGV driver. That was until the day I actually sat in an HGV and realised it wasn’t something I wanted to do as a career. I was always slightly envious of my friends who learnt a trade and built careers and companies, but it never seemed like the right time for me to get into a trade. Last May I was given the dreadful news that the factory I was working at was being closed down I was to be made redundant.
I decided to turn a negative into a positive and sign up for a Plumbing & Heating course with New Trades Career. My plan was to have completed my Level 2 diploma within a year and I am currently 10 months into my course and in centre completing my final Level 2 training week.
I am very excited to make my entrance on site and to complete my NVQ so I can progress readily onto Level 3. I have found my training with New Trades Career and ERR to be very enjoyable and an extremely positive experience.