What made you decide to pursue an apprenticeship?
The main reason I pursued an apprenticeship was the potential to earn a wage whilst learning a skilled trade. I'm an hands-on individual, and this apprenticeship suited that.
When did you start your apprenticeship with Cadent?
I started my apprenticeship on the 17th
What does your day-to-day role involve?
My day-to-day role includes attending emergency gas leaks, and assisting teams with relaying domestic and commercial service pipes (the smaller pipes branching off from gas mains which supply individual properties) - whether these are new services for new customers or replacement services for existing customers due to pressure problems or a gas leak. I also liaise with customers and solve any problems or issues they may have.
What have you enjoyed most about your apprenticeship?
The things I have enjoyed most on my apprenticeship would be meeting and working with the different teams in my area. I have also thoroughly enjoyed my training, at our specialist training centre. The facilities, trainers and assessors are fantastic and I could not ask for better training. Lastly, the challenges I encounter on a daily basis, working across my network area and meeting new people, ensure no two days are the same.
What advice would you give to someone considering pursuing an apprenticeship?
My advice would definitely be to complete an apprenticeship - it was the best decision I have made. Being paid to learn lifelong skills and securing a skilled trade was a win-win situation for me.
Apprenticeships at Cadent
We have a range of apprenticeship opportunies at Cadent, which will be opening for applications soon.