Mark Jones is a multi skilled engineer apprentice at Johnson Matthey's Brimsdown, UK operations. Here he tells us about his experience of the apprenticeship programme…

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Q1: Why did you decide to become an apprentice?

I decided to become an apprentice as it was a more suited way for me to get into what I enjoy which is engineering. I much prefer being able to be practical and hands on over the more theory side of things.

Q2: What do you think are the main benefits of being an apprentice?

You're able to work in the trade you enjoy, get paid for learning and working and also get to work alongside qualified persons who will teach you the skills they have discovered.

Q3: What would you say to others who are thinking about becoming apprentices?

It is definitely a great way of getting into a career which you would like to experience, you get paid, you learn what you need to know and you could potentially have a job at the end of it, or at least the experience and qualifications you need.

Q5: Where do you see yourself in five years time?

I see myself looking to further my qualifications and knowledge of engineering academically, while still working (now as a qualified multi skilled engineer), hopefully still for Johnson Matthey.

Q6: What do you enjoy most about your work?

The experience of being able to work with like minded people and apprentices, and the atmosphere which we have that makes it a little less like work and more enjoyable. We all enjoy what we do and like to gain new skills, and of course I enjoy being able to do what I enjoy, which is engineering.

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