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I’m Colby a Electrical apprentice at Aston Group.

I am completing my Electrical Installations and Maintenance Level 3.

I’ve been an apprentice at Aston Group for two years in February, I learned about the job role through searching for apprenticeships and managed to find this one on LinkedIn.

I chose to do an apprenticeship as I wanted experience as well as the qualifications I need to get further into becoming an electrician as experience is one of the most important things for a job.

Some of my day-to-day tasks consist of carrying out consist of PPMs (pre planned maintenance) which usually is emergency light flick tests, 3 hour drain downs or remedial and repair/install work.

Being an apprentice has taught me more about working in a company as well as a team and how everyone has their own different ways of certain tasks. I feel part of the Aston Group team as an apprentice, getting treated equally is one of the most important things.

The best thing about being an apprentice is getting insight on the industry and deciding whether or not it’s right for you. The knowledge and confidence you gain with certain tasks from learning, as well as picking up skills you wouldn’t pick up from a book from working with all different types of quailed persons you work with. The pay is also one of the best things, you’re getting paid and training at the same time. One of the worst things about being an apprentice is motivation sometimes when you do the same thing for a while you can lack motivation, but you just have to see the bigger picture and realise you’re working towards a bigger goal.

Some advice I’d give to someone looking for an apprenticeship is go for it! I think it’s one of the best options you could have to gain experience and qualifications, just do research on the apprenticeship and make sure it’s right for you.

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