Last month in an article on the importance of apprenticeships, we mentioned that one of our apprentices, Jonah Adcock, was near completing his course. We are proud to announce that since the publication of that article, Jonah has completed his apprenticeship. As we congratulate him on this momentous achievement, we thought it a good time to ask him about his experience.
What attracted you to an apprenticeship? Why did you choose to pursue it?
I’ve always known I wanted to get into the trade industry. I was in year 10 and keen to get out and start learning with my hands. An apprenticeship with NTS came up and I jumped on the opportunity.
What has been the most challenging aspect of your apprenticeship?
The most challenging aspect of my apprenticeship was learning how to fault find and problem solve on site. Issues and faults on site are never the same and can be very time consuming and difficult to solve.
What has been the most rewarding?
The most rewarding aspect of my apprenticeship was finishing good quality jobs on time. Often challenging jobs come up and finishing them on time or ahead of schedule can be very rewarding.
Who has helped you most during your apprenticeship?
A couple of key people that showed me the ropes of being a Tradie are Joshua Jeboult and Tony Lee. Josh is a leading hand technician at NTS and has extensive knowledge across many avenues in the industry and is very good at teaching hands on; Tony is a project manager at NTS and has the perfect balance between keeping you in line and working to your maximum potential and having a good laugh.
What do you plan to do now that you have completed your apprenticeship?
Now that I have completed my apprenticeship I want to gain as much experience as I can in all areas of the industry.
What advice would you offer to people who are thinking of pursuing an apprenticeship?
Stop wasting time and just do it. There will be days you want to give up and days you love your job but push through and get it done.