After leaving school in 6th year, I joined Ayrshire College firstly on the HNC Aircraft Engineering course before joining the apprenticeship programme. The HNC gave me a good insight into the needs and requirements of the industry and provided me with the skills I needed to gain employment as an apprentice.
This is the second time I've been a student at Ayrshire College. I had originally studied an HND in Graphic Design. After graduating, I evaluated my next career move, and felt I wanted to get involved in something more hands-on. I went to a course called 'Get into Hospitality' in association with the Princes Trust, originally focusing on front of house duties.
My father was in the RAF, so for as long as I can remember, I have been interested in aircraft and the science of flight. I joined Ayrshire College two years ago, and completed the HNC Aircraft Engineering course. The course was really great and I learned so much from it. Having a year's experience under my belt was a big advantage when it came to applying for the apprenticeship.