What do you do and how long have you been doing it?
I work as a security engineer for MRM Solutions. The company is based in the North East and specialises in electrical services for domestic and commercial dwellings. I have been working at MRM for almost 4 years and during my time here I have become an expert in the installation and maintenance of security systems, such as intruder alarms.
Why did you choose an apprenticeship?
I chose an apprenticeship over traditional education because I wanted to benefit from practical work experience in a reliable trade. It has given me the opportunity to gain qualifications away from the class room, so I can earn as I learn. Upon completion, I will hold a level 3 qualification in electronic and emergency security systems, accredited by access training.
What have you learned since taking on an apprentice role?
During my apprenticeship, I have gained practical skills relevant to my role as a security engineer, as well as general construction skills from my time working on building sites. Working on site has taught me more about business operations and the security trade than I would have learned from studying.
Would you encourage other people to consider an apprenticeship?
I would definitely encourage others to pursue an apprenticeship, as it is the best way to get qualifications, whilst gaining valuable workplace experience and trade skills.
What do you plan to do following your apprenticeship?
Following the completion of my apprenticeship, I plan to carry on working with MRM, as I enjoy the role. I hope to expand my trade knowledge and one day I’d like to work with other apprentices, to help them with their development and progression in the company.
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