Harry Shaw-Almond

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NAME, AGE AND JOB ROLE 

Harry Ralph Shaw-Almond 19 years old, Apprentice Plumbing & Heating Engineer

WHICH TYPE OF APPRENTICESHIP ARE YOU DOING OR HAVE YOU COMPLETED?  

Plumbing & Heating Engineer I’ve completed level 1,2 and 3 diploma in plumbing studies

WHO DO YOU WORK FOR AND WHAT DO THEY DO? 

David Kilpatrick, Evolution Plumbing & Heating

They are Plumbing & Heating Engineers undertaking general plumbing such as bathrooms, taps, waste pipes and we also install boilers.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BECOME AN APPRENTICE? 

To have a career behind myself and to support myself through left and the job I’m doing as always been an interest since I left school

WHAT DOES YOUR DAY IN YOUR WORK LIFE INVOLVE? 

A day could include a boiler breakdown so going the find the problem and fixing it or it could be a mix from changing some taps to fixing a toilet to full installs

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY AND WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING AN APPRENTICE? 

I enjoy problem solving as not everything is as simple as it should be. You can come across a challenge but once completed you feel successful best thing about being an apprentice is you get to learn new/different things and you get to see different areas

WHAT ARE YOUR CAREER PLANS AND WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE DOING IN 5 YEARS’ TIME? 

Hopefully to become a fully qualified plumbing & heating be able to expand my knowledge within the industry

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?  

One of the best achievements was passing my car driving test and actually get a car because without that I wouldn’t have my apprenticeship

GIVE US ONE FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF! 

I like to be outdoors

WHAT IS THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE TO SOMEONE THINKING ABOUT BECOMING AN APPRENTICE? 

Never quit and keep pushing for the apprenticeship you want, it could take time and it might seem like you’re getting nowhere at times but don’t quit, it is the best way forward.