Jack Mitchell, 21, apprentice fabricator/welder at Fabritech UK shares what a busy day in his life looks like
My morning: My shifts at Fabritech vary, but if I am starting at 8am, I like to get up at about 7am to ensure I am ready on time. I live in Huntly, so I have to give myself extra time for my commute to Fabritech which is based at the Insch Business Park, and my journey usually takes me 20 minutes.
Once at work, I clock-in and put on my boilersuit and safety boots, as it is vital to wear these in the workshop when I am operating machinery. Before I start work, there is usually time to have a catch-up with the team before I meet with my supervisor, Innes Smith, to find out what my first job of the day is.
Fabritech UK provides clients with a comprehensive turnkey engineering and fabrication service in steel, aluminium and stainless steel, and my work is primarily with aluminium stainless steel.
My lunchtime: I don’t have a set lunchtime as every day is different, and I take a packed lunch with me. We usually have a break for half an hour.