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Apprentice profile: Jacob Burgess

Jacob Burgess - Apprentice Electrical Engineer

Jacob Burgess - Apprentice Electrical Engineer, School of Engineering

What does your work involve?

Working as an electronic technician involves doing a variety of tasks which range from, setting out labs for the students, fault finding/ helping students on projects and also design and making PCB’s.

When did you join Warwick?

I first started my Electronic Technician Apprenticeship in September 2015 when I was 16 completing my first two years of BTEC National Diploma and my PEO’s.

What qualifications and roles did you have before this?

Before starting my apprenticeship, I went to college for one year to complete my AS Levels in Electronics and Electrical Engineering.

What training and development have you received at Warwick?

Throughout my apprenticeship I have received training in a variety of things from soldering PCB’s to health & safety/ first aid in the working environment. While being in my apprenticeship Warwick have always been prepared to put training on for me and others in anything myself or Warwick think is valuable to help us improve.

What are your future plans?

My future plans are to achieve the highest possible grade I can in my Electrical Engineering HNC and to gain as much knowledge as I can in the electronics field to help me become more confident in it in the future.

What have you enjoyed about your apprenticeship?

As an apprentice at the School of Engineering I get to interact with the students quite a lot and am able to see and hear their side of the University which is very interesting. Coming into my apprenticeship I did not have a lot of hands on work skills as I come straight from college, throughout my time I have developed and learnt a range of skills and techniques which has helped me improve as a person.