1. What’s it like working for Eurocell?
I find working for Eurocell quite refreshing. Working in a small team and getting on well with everyone I am in contact with on a day to day basis is definitely something that is very important to me. Regarding my progress and training, I must say that the majority of people I have been in touch with have been helpful through sharing their knowledge and giving guidance as I’ve been developing my understanding of the industry.
My manager’s approach, in particular, has been greatly appreciated. They’re supportive and have always treated me like a member of the team from day one; something that I was worried about with the title ‘Apprentice’ but it hasn’t been the case at all.
2. What made you decide to sign up for an apprenticeship scheme?
After finishing my studies in the Czech Republic, I moved to the UK to learn the language. I worked in the hospitality sector for about 5 years until I realised that I wanted to go back to my original field of studies (Engineering) without having to move back home.
I had heard about the Cavalok office and their need to find someone technical who could fill in the position of draughtperson, as well as help with product development. Upon hearing this, I decided to contact them as I felt strongly that it was a good opportunity for me to get back into the field.
I’m thankful that my manager saw potential in me and after some deliberation, we agreed that the apprenticeship would be the best option for me to help me renew and update my knowledge, alongside learning the specialist English vocabulary.
3. What would you say to anyone considering an apprenticeship?
I’d say give it a try as there isn’t much to lose! The worst that can happen is that you gain some experience. Even if it turns out to be something you would not like to continue with in the future, at least you didn’t need to re-mortgage your house to find that out.
4. What does your role entail?
I mostly work in CAD or Inventor and am either trying to find a solution for an existing issue or trying to come up with a new concept on how to best approach any potentially outdated methods.
Building up data sheets and technical documentation can also be a part of my day, alongside creating short animations of our products to explain their principle. I also help housebuilders with vent calculations and drawings of replacement window if they need it.