YES apprentice Chantelle joins Bradbury Group

A year on since joining Youth Engineering Chantelle is making the transition into Bradbury Group.

Chantelle joined Youth Engineering Scunthorpe through the Level 2 Engineering Operative apprenticeship programme. She has now made the decision to move into Bradbury Group to continue her learning and development, studying the Level 3 Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician qualification and gaining more in-depth, hands-on experience.

The YES experience

Youth Engineering has helped Chantelle to find her path into the world of maintenance engineering by learning the basic skills and knowledge required of an engineering operative.

There was a variety of people who helped with Chantelle’s development. Chris Quilter, Factory Manager for YES comments “Chantelle has displayed a strong passion for engineering whilst working with us in YES. Her willingness to learn and ability to pick things up quickly has made her a joy to teach and I wish her the best of luck in her new role within Bradbury Group“.

Youth Engineering hopes that Chantelle’s success story is one of many and is looking forward to helping more young minds find a route into engineering.

Chris Quilter, Factory Manager of YES

Nerves are natural

Chantelle made the transition into Bradbury Group in February 2022. This has given her time to reflect on the start she has had to life within the Group:

“I was nervous when I was offered the position” Chantelle explains. “However, I am looking forward to be learning more and joining a new team”.

Bradbury Group is home to cutting-edge machinery and technology which is an integral part of the production process. Naturally, there is a huge amount of pressure to ensure the machinery continues to function. Chantelle is understandably nervous, but in time will learn how to maintain and repair each machine, and in doing so growing in confidence.

Planning ahead

The four-year apprenticeship is only the start for Chantelle’s engineering career journey. Chantelle will finish the course as a multiskilled maintenance engineer, learning both the electrical and mechanical aspects of the role. However, her focus will lean towards an electrical bias.

Some are of the skills Chantelle will learn and develop as part of the Level 3 Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician qualification are:

  • Machine assembly
  • Maintenance of CNC machines both mechanical and electrical
  • Hand tool service and repairs
  • Welding
  • Forklift driving
  • Access machinery
  • Operational understanding

An exciting journey

Now a month into her journey, Chantelle added: “I’m excited to learn more about everything in the factory, and to know more people and reach my full potential”.

“We are excited to welcome Chantelle to the group” says Wayne Lewis, Maintenance Manager. “She is already showing a great promise and understanding for engineering and we look forward to seeing her grow within her new role”.

Well done Chantelle and the best of luck in your new role!

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