Introduction to Regent Engineering’s Newest Recruit

July 5, 2012

Alex Jackson, apprentice toolmaker.

Regent has recognised that in order to tackle the challenges of the future, they need to expand and invest in their engineering resource. To this end Regent have recruited their first apprentice toolmaker for many years.

Eighteen year old Alex Jackson from Bloxwich, joins Regent as an apprentice toolmaker having successfully completed his A levels.Alex Jackson

Q. What first interested you about engineering?
A: From a young age I was always interested in how things work. First I would look inside, take them apart and then re-build them. I have family members who work in engineering and have always been interested in their work. I applied for a place on the apprentice course at Dudley College and was selected from there by Regent.

Q.How do you think your apprenticeship will benefit you?
A: I will acquire new skills and knowledge in an engineering environment; this coupled with gaining greater confidence will allow me to become an important member of the team.

Q.What particular part of your job have you enjoyed the most so far?
A: I really enjoy turning operations on the lathe.

Q:Do you enjoy your work at college and how is it benefiting you?
A:I’m learning new skills, but I’m also being introduced to new subjects like health at safety. At the end of the course I will have gained a level 2 certificate.

Q.What would you like to do in the future?
A:I would like to remain working for Regent and hopefully progress to a higher level of responsibility.