Meet the Apprentices...

James Chodorowski

Age 
17
Company Peter Brett Associates LLP
Apprenticeship Programme
Civil / Building Services Advanced Technician Apprenticeship

What do you enjoy most about your work?
Learning how to use new software and programs, Also learning new techniques and methods that I was previously unaware of.

What project(s) are you working on at the moment?
I am currently working on a large scale housing development site in Swindon that comprises of places of employment, schools and other facilities as well as homes. I am also undergoing a video survey in central London that requires analysing and recording different types of vans and lorries. 

What does a typical day at work involve?
Generally I’ll draw a few figures with CAD for various transport assessments, however most days I’ll complete more complex tasks such as GIS related work.

What do you see as the biggest challenges in your job?
Becoming more involved in the company in terms of meetings and team talks. However I do have a lot of support from my co-workers, most of whom have been in my position and have a lot of experience.

What made you choose to do an Advanced Technician Apprenticeship?
I enjoyed using various CAD programs for many years before I became an apprentice and I was, and still am, eager to learn more.

What are the benefits?
Learning new software and undergoing various technician courses. Gaining an insight on full time work within an office and working within a team. The financial independence you gain from the apprenticeship is also a benefit.

What are your future plans?
After I complete my Level 3 BTEC & NVQ I hope to continue on to university on day release to undergo my HNC.

What do you enjoy doing outside work?
I have still managed to maintain my social life and other activities I enjoy doing, whilst working full time.
   
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