Liam’s first love was football. As a player, he was highly reliable and a good communicator – qualities that are even more important now that he’s an Apprentice Quality Control Technician.

That’s because he’s responsible for the accuracy of hundreds of critical machine parts. Miss one dimension and hundreds of others must be scrapped. No pressure then.

Sometimes his work is overseen by senior technicians, other times it’s purely down to him. But he feels he’s well suited to the work. “I have good communications skills and if there’s a problem, I’ll shout up”.

Taking an apprenticeship suits him too. “A lot of my friends tell me they wish they’d done the same. They study all week and then work at weekends and there are no guarantees for them after college”.

Liam is happy with his choice. “Every day’s different. And it’s great to see all those diggers, bulldozers and giant arms and think ‘I worked on those!’”.


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Liam - Career Pathway

  • 2014
    Left school with 10 GCSE’s and 1 OCR qualification, applied for a training college course but opted for apprenticeship positions as the preferred option. Then he commenced an apprenticeship with Hydram in a Sheet Metal Engineer role
  • 2015
    Specialised as a Quality Technician and awarded the Hydram Apprentice of the Year title
  • 2016
    Completed a series of dedicated Quality Control training programs to compliment the technical nature of the role

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Full Time Employed: 21,851
Part Time Employed: 2,130
Self Employed: 544
Total Employed: 24,525

Gender Split

Male: 17,199
Female: 7,326

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