What is it like to be an apprentice at CRJ Services?

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CRJ Services currently offers apprenticeships in Heavy Plant Mechanics and in Supply Chain Operations, and we have three apprentices progressing through their training.

 

We caught up with our three current apprentices to see how they are getting on and see what it is like to be doing an apprenticeship at CRJ Services....

 

Leon Catterall & Kieran Doggett:  Apprentice Heavy Plant Mechanic
 

Our Heavy Plant Mechanic apprentices are currently undertaking a three-year apprenticeship where they are working towards a Level 3 qualification in Land-Based Service Engineering Technician where they are covering aspects such as…
 

  • Environmental, safe working and legal requirements.
  • Use of specialist tools and equipment.
  • Thermally and chemically joining metals and components.
  • Advanced technical and engineering principles of land-based engineering machinery, plant and equipment.
  • Service, maintenance and repair principles and practices for complex machinery, plant and equipment.
  • Accessing, interpreting, and applying technical data.
  • Diagnosing faults and verifying machinery.

     

 

Dylan Mathers: Warehouse Apprentice
 

Our Warehouse Apprentice Dylan is currently undertaking a 14-month apprenticeship where he is working towards a Level 2 qualification in Supply Chain Warehouse Operations. As part of his training, he will obtain skills such as…
 

  • Operate and handle equipment safely and efficiently.
  • Comply with appropriate rules, regulations and processes.
  • Safely and efficiently load and unload items.
  • Select, prepare and use packaging materials appropriately.
  • Use correct equipment and procedures to record receiving or stowing goods.
  • Work effectively under pressure and to agreed deadlines.
  • Use IT applications and other relevant technology and systems.


     

 

What is it like to be an apprentice at CRJ Services?
 

 

It's a good place to train, and people give you the time to learn and explain how to do things.”

Kieran Doggett - Apprentice Heavy Plant Mechanic

 

 

“I enjoy training at CRJ, there a lot of mechanical fitters with vast knowledge to learn from and willing to teach you, plus its a friendly working environment.”

Leon Catterall - Apprentice Heavy Plant Mechanic

 

 

“It has taught me various new skills that can help me in the future. It has helped me with my confidence, and it is a good working atmosphere.”

Dylan Mathers – Warehouse Apprentice

 

 


Why did you choose the apprenticeship route?

 

“I chose the apprenticeship route because I really wanted to work but I also wanted to become skilled and train at the same time, and an apprenticeship is perfect for that. I am very grateful to CRJ Services for the opportunity.”

Kieran Doggett - Apprentice Heavy Plant Mechanic

 

 

“I chose the apprenticeship route to gain the correct qualifications along the way.”

Leon Catterall - Apprentice Heavy Plant Mechanic

 

 

“I didn’t like college, so I decided to get a summer job. It has evolved into an apprenticeship in being a warehouse assistant and allows me to earn while I train.”

Dylan Mathers – Warehouse Apprentice

 



What are your hopes for the future?

 

“I am focusing on the next 3 years to do the best I can in my apprenticeship and get the best results I can. I hope to then progress within CRJ after my apprenticeship.”

Kieran Doggett - Apprentice Heavy Plant Mechanic

 

 

“I would eventually once qualified like to become a mobile fitter.”

Leon Catterall - Apprentice Heavy Plant Mechanic

 

 

“I’m unsure of my future aspirations. I have got a couple of things in mind but not set on a certain path yet.”

Dylan Mathers – Warehouse Apprentice

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