Meet the Apprentice: Jack Hardy

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Here at Mech FS, we’re proud to employ many apprentices – all of whom play an important part in helping our company continue to grow and succeed. In the second of our new ‘Meet the Apprentice’ series of blogs, we chat to our apprentice air conditioning engineer, Jack Hardy.

“I started working with Mech FS in September 2015. Mech FS’s offer of funding qualifications and combining day-learning at college with practical, real-world experience sounded ideal, so I applied and was successful.

“It’s great working as an apprentice here. Everyone is really friendly, willing to help, and there are people who’ve progressed within the company from the same position I’ve started in, which is inspiring to know.

“I work on some really interesting projects. For example, I’ve recently been involved with installing a major air conditioning system at a national hotel chain in York and at the moment I’m working on another large hotel project in Lincoln.

“Since starting with Mech FS, the company has supported me through several qualifications including my NVQ Level 2, meaning I’m gaining the essential practical skills on the job, as well as progressing my career as I work.

“I’m hoping to starting my Level 3 in September and would like to use this to progress in my career, learning more to do with the technical side of the job and eventually progress into design and office work.

“To anyone considering doing an apprenticeship I’d say it’s a no brainer. If you want to work in a trade, it’s the only way to go.

“Like Mech FS, more and more companies are opening up opportunities and, in terms of career progression, having an apprenticeship on your CV is something that’s valued across the world.”

Jack Hardy, 21, works from our Birmingham Office. For further information about our apprenticeship opportunities and roles available, please contact Natalie Sutherland on natalie@mechfs.org