As part of National Apprentice Week 2022, we have done a Q&A with Brendan Balloch about what it’s like to do an apprenticeship at Peel Ports Group.
Tell us a bit about yourself and why you decided to become an apprentice?
My name is Brendan Balloch, and I’m an Apprentice Mechanical Engineer at Peel Ports Clydeport. I felt the apprentice route was the best possible route for me as I can study with college and then put what I have learnt into practice at work. I find that this really helps strengthen my knowledge and understanding of what I have learnt, and the practical experience I gain within the workplace is invaluable for my future career as a fully qualified engineer.
How did you find the application process?
The application process was straightforward as I heard about the role locally, and because I live within one mile of my workplace, I felt it would be very suitable.
To others seeking advice on the application process, I would simply get to know the company through the website, what operations we undertake here at Clydeport and our other port locations. Do not let someone choose your career path for you; choose what is right for you!