Today we spoke to our Maintenance Tech apprentices to hear about their preparations before joining our Maintenance Tech training.

Our Maintenance Tech apprenticeship group is filled with learners from all different backgrounds, many of which have progressed from other training programmes for Nissan. There are learners who have previously been training as Man Staff and also students from our very own Pre-Apprenticeship Sixth Form.

FLM Man Staff:

  • Yigithan Boke (also known as Jack Boke)
  • Aaron Canning
  • Jonathan Kilickap

Enhanced Man Staff:

  • Ben hare
  • Olly McKeown
  • Connor Thompson

Sixth Form:

  • James Pickering
  • Claire Pickering
  • David Girdwood
  • Brandon Johnson

Ben Hare spoke about his time working in Enhanced Man Staff before applying to be a Maintenance tech. Ben was an apprentice when being part of Enhanced Man Staff, he explained how his environment was very supportive and everyone was there to help each other. Not only could he rely on tutors for support but also the workers on the line were always there to help him improve on his skills. Ben was given more responsibilities than he was expecting being an apprentice and he believes this is what motivated him to show willingness and dedication in his training. Ben explained how it wasn’t hard for him to move over to being an apprentice in Maintenance, tutors were very supportive in helping because they seen his determination and knew he was right for the role. Ben enjoys being part of the Maintenance Techs, he’s enjoying his experience learning how to fix and improve the tools and equipment as apposed to making the Nissan vehicles.

Claire Pickering spoke about her time as a student at our Sixth Form, she explained how once she left school she applied to be a Maintenance Technician apprentice but unfortunate didn’t have enough knowledge. Claire applied for our Sixth Form programme and has said it was the best thing she had done. The Sixth Form taught Claire everything she needed to know ready for her apprenticeship here as a Maintenance Tech – she is even using her bevel gauge that she made as a Sixth Form student to help her on a current project as a Maintenance Tech. Claire spoke about how the Pre-Apprenticeship gave her the experience she needed to be confident in her apprenticeship as part of Maintenance; she also explained how her current Maintenance Tech apprenticeship is building her confidence and knowledge ready for next year – which will be full time at Nissan, along with a week works experience shadowing Maintenance Technicians on the line. Claire would advise everyone who doesn’t feel confident enough for their apprenticeship to apply for the NA College Pre-Apprenticeship Sixth Form.

 

     

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