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Jesse Sherriff – Apprentice General Engineer

After leaving James Hargest College Jesse was given the opportunity to become a Modern Apprentice, employed by Jesco Hydraulics.

Jesse has his own Modern Apprenticeship Coordinator who develops an individual Training Plan for him. This Coordinator is industry qualified and works with Jesse, as his own personal mentor/coach, to assist him in achieving the requirements for his apprenticeship qualification.

Jesse’s Training Plan outlines what unit standards are required to complete his chosen qualification then identifies, based on what work he is doing in the workplace, which unit standards Jesse should be doing at any given time.

To achieve practical competency Jesse has to be able to complete the required practical tasks consistently well, unsupervised, in a commercial timeframe, using safe work practices. This level of competency is gained through practical work experience on job and through a series of block courses.

The theory units are taught and assessed at weekly evening classes held at the Southern Institute of Technology. Establishing and maintaining a good study habit is necessary if apprentices are to complete their qualification in a good time frame. Failure to do so can significantly prolong the length of time it takes to complete an apprenticeship