• 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
  • I am an apprentice machinist for Sheffield Forgemasters. I will be creating high quality components, by machine, for the engineering sector.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Yes, I have learned a lot about engineering.


  • 3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
  • I enjoy the technicality of engineering and how precise machining can be.


  • 4. How valued do you feel by Sheffield Forgemasters International?
  • I feel like a colleague and a member of the team already.


  • 5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
  • It's structured well and organised well.


  • 6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
  • I receive a lot of support for the areas I require to develop.


  • 6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
  • I receive a lot of support from Forgemasters as well.


  • 7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
  • It meets the costs well, in terms of costs it's only really travel.


  • 8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
  • I'm not too sure, I haven't really looked into it.


  • 9. Would you recommend Sheffield Forgemasters International to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 9b. Why?
  • It's a brilliant career, you can learn a lot. And when fully qualified, you can also earn a lot. There are also a lot of paths you can go down if you desire a change.

  • 10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Sheffield Forgemasters International?
  • Keep on applying, I was applying for engineering apprenticeships for roughly 2 years until I saw this brilliant opportunity.


Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)

Engineering & Manufacturing

Yorkshire & The Humber

May 2017

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