A Day In The Life of An Apprentice Project Engineer
As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2017, we’re sharing the stories of our current adi Apprentices to give you an insight into what a engineering apprenticeship involves. Today, we meet George, who is in the third year of his adi Apprenticeship as a Project Engineer.
Arrive at Mells office.
I checked my emails to see if there was any updates from the previous working day.
I opened up a shared 3D model on Navisworks of a complete new building which several sub-contractors are working from and submitting their work using the BIM initiative (building information modelling), this initiative allows several contractors to carry out and install their works with minimal disruptions by working from the same 3D model at similar times.
My duty is to observe any ‘clashes’ relevant to our works and modify them so that our pipework will not clash with other sub-contractors installations for example electrical/ducting/builders works.
I began to upload the drawings to the shared portal for the project and notified the project manager of the uploads, he would then incorporate these into the master federated model for all of the contractors to see.
Time to get hands on! I had previously designed a CDM board on CAD replicating a current one for the adi Project’s team, the team approved the design last week so I began to organise my materials and tools I would need for the job.
I worked with our new apprentice Joe Jefferies and we both fabricated, marked out and drilled each bit of metal to the requirement of the drawing ensuring we double checked each measurement.
We assembled the CDM board together in preparation for welding activities.
We cleared the working area and returned the tools.
Apprenticeships are a big part of adi Group’s talent stream. We are a proud member of The 5% Club. By joining the Club, we have committed to the aim of ensuring that within the next five years, 5% of our UK workforce are apprentices on structured earn and learn programmes.
In October 2014, we launched our very own Apprentice Academy to develop and mentor youngsters into the world of engineering. Joining our apprentice academy gives you the opportunity to gain practical experience and develop your skills within the engineering industry. We take on Apprentices within each of our 22 business divisions which means the experiences are endless.
Some of our current apprentices work across the Group in; Automotive, Electrical, Mechanical, Facilities Management, Process Pipework and Business Administration.
For more information on our current apprenticeship vacancies visit: http://adiltd.co.uk/careers/BACK TO ARTICLES