National Apprenticeship Week
We have been speaking to one of our current apprentices Omar Gutin to get his perspective on how his apprenticeship has helped to build his career and shape his personal/professional development.
We are so proud of Omar for making an incredible impact on our team and company!
Why did you become an apprentice?
I essentially wanted to understand the industry in depth in order to assess with greater accuracy if this is the route I wish to take. Through an apprenticeship I am able to benefit from the practical and theoretical side within the industry as opposed to focusing solely on the theory if I had taken alternative routes.
What does your day to day job involve?
My day to day job has evolved from grasping the basics of CAD to now starting, managing and collaborating on Revit projects. Branching out into various fields such as structures, highways and drainage. My current role is a Technician which involves creating drawings in both 2D and 3D. These drawings can range from standard details to floor plans and models of the project being undertaken.
How has becoming an apprentice help your professional development?
Being an apprentice has helped my professional development through building character and improving essential skills. These skills are continuously being utilised and aid when progressing further within my current profession. The skills are as follows; include communication, team work, observation, analysis, interpretation and much more.
Becoming an apprentice has also helped my professional development through easing me into an my current position whilst having colleagues guide me along the way. Taking in all information given and earning my independence. This has led to me developing the confidence to carry out my role.
All in all it has been a great experience and learning curve.
What would you say to someone considering applying for an apprenticeship scheme?
An apprenticeship scheme should always be considered if it is available for the route you wish to take. It allows you to explore your chosen industry first hand, engage with others, build up character and assess if this is where you can see yourself in the future.
I would personally say it is a more safe option as opposed to others out there as it is essentially a means to gain experience while learning.