British Sugar: Kieran Conway

Kieran Conway started his level 3 mechanical engineering apprenticeship at British Sugar in 2016 while working as a store operative for a local company in Newark

Kieran said: “I had always wanted to work in an industry involving mechanical engineering and decided the best way to do this would be through an apprenticeship.”

”After researching into the available apprenticeship schemes, it was clear to see that the one provided by British Sugar was one of, if not the best available.”

One of Kieran’s main learnings on the programmes so far is the importance of teamwork in maintaining a reliable factory.

Having spent 18 months with TTE, British Sugar’s training provider in Middlesbrough, he spent much time working with his fellow mechanical apprentices both in and out of college, with a group of them completing the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for charity.

The time spent away from our factory teams provides more than just technical learning at college.

Kieran said: “I found the time that I spent living in Middlesbrough really gave me the freedom and independence to help me develop as a person.”

“The lifelong friendships I have made from living and studying with my fellow apprentices has been one of the highlights of the programme for me.”

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