Name, Age and Job Role
Lewis Keen, 21, Mechanical Maintenance Engineer
Which type of Apprenticeship are you doing or have you completed?
Intermediate Level 3 Mechanical Engineering
Who do you work for and what do they do?
The Printed Cup Company Food Packaging Manufacturer
Specialist in manufacturing short print runs in short leads of high quality paper cups, for everything from a family wedding to some of the biggest brands in the world.
Why did you choose to become an apprentice?
I have a practical mind and enjoy engineering I feel it has good job prospects.
What does your day in your work life involve?
Servicing and repairing the machines that are involved in the manufacturing of the paper cups.
What do you enjoy and what is the best thing about being an apprentice?
The best thing about being an apprentice is being able to earn a wage whilst learning valuable skills and gaining qualifications. I enjoy the satisfaction of repairing things.
What are your career plans and what would you like to be doing in 5 years’ time?
I would like to be a fully skilled engineer with good prospects of management.
What is your greatest achievement?
Reaching the finals in a Lancashire Snooker competition.
Give us one fun fact about yourself!
I play in a band
What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone thinking about becoming an apprentice?
Do your research in what type of apprenticeship you want.