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02 January 2018

​Supporting the Year of the Engineering

Throughout this year, we’ll be supporting The Government's ‘Year of Engineering 2018’ which seeks to promote a positive experience of engineering to young people. 

‘The Year of Engineering 2018’ is designed to alter perceptions of what it is to be an engineer today and inspire a new generation of brilliant engineers by highlighting the breadth of creative jobs on offer including those roles available in the Food and Drink industry. 

Part of our involvement in the initiative will be to help highlight the various roles and career paths available at our factories. We caught up with Multi Skilled engineer apprentice Alex Lewington to find out why he felt our Ambrosia factory in Lifton was the perfect place to begin his career in engineering. 

P1030501-(1).JPGWhat is your current role?
I am a Multiskilled engineering apprentice and I started working at the Ambrosia factory in Lifton in September 2015.

What do you get up to on a day to day basis?
My day to day work includes helping the engineers on any machine breakdowns and during planned shut downs we complete maintenance work. 

Why did you want to complete an apprenticeship in engineering?
I decided to complete an apprenticeship because it is learning in the real life working environment, I get to learn from experienced engineers and on the job training provides the best experience of what the actual engineering work is like. 

Julie Harris, Apprenticeship Programme Manager, said: “The Year of Engineering 2018 is a great opportunity for us to highlight how we as a business can offer young people a positive experience of engineering.

We have a number of engineering roles across our factories and hope to use this year to showcase some of our fantastic colleagues and show how senior colleagues and experienced engineers started their journeys as apprentices at Premier Foods."  
 

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