“My name is Oliver Harrison, and I am sixteen years old. I joined the Bradbury Group in October 2016 as a CNC Tooling Programmer Apprentice. I am currently based in the engineering office and being trained on the Salvagnini Software to tool M2M+ doors. I have always been interested in engineering; I studied it at Winterton Community Academy and then continued my education in engineering at North Lindsey College. Whilst studying at the college, I had the opportunity to join Bradbury, which I immediately took as I thought this would give me a better understanding, being hands on in the engineering environment.
After being told about the software and how it all works, I had the opportunity to go around the factory the process of how the doors are made and what effect I have on others. This helped me understand key tasks I need to know to help me develop my skills in my role at Bradbury. I am now currently working towards a Level 3 NVQ qualification and attend North Lindsey College one day a week to develop more skills in engineering. I hope after completing my NVQ to advance further in the company after my apprenticeship.”