Jordan was awarded Apprentice of the Year 2014 (Morson Projects) at a recent ceremony in Manchester, following the completion of his electrical engineering apprenticeship qualification. In our quick-fire Q&A we find out more about what it takes to be an apprentice of the year…
Words: Jennifer Morris
Hi Jordan, can you tell me about your apprenticeship?
I have just finished an apprenticeship in electrical engineering with Morson Projects; it took me three years to complete. It was a better option for me than going to university – you are paid whilst you learn a new skill and get an education.
What did your apprenticeship involve?
Everything from reading and understanding electrical circuits, then we modify them to the client’s standards. We sometimes do site visits at the start of a project, which is really interesting too. I have enjoyed every aspect – it gave me an in-depth understanding of things that are quite complex, which I like.
You recently won Morson Projects’ Apprentice of the Year award – congratulations! Was that a surprise?
Definitely! I was really pleased and had no idea it would be me.
Now that you have finished your qualification, would you recommend apprenticeships to other young people?
Yes I would – you earn whilst you work, and get that balance which was really important to me. I am now doing an HND in electrical engineering, which is a step before a degree. It’s a stepping stone to higher education and means I could go on to do my second year degree level once I finish this year. I think I’ll take a year out in between though to get more experience – having that flexibility is what made this career path a great choice for me.
To find out more about Morson Projects, visit: www.morson.com/projects