Electrical Maintenance Engineering, SCQF Level 6
“I am more of a hands on sort of guy so the apprenticeship route worked for me.”
Ever since Darren was young he knew he wanted to be an engineer. After leaving school he successfully applied for an apprentice position with Denholm Seafoods as an electrical engineer.
He said, “Every day in my apprenticeship is different – from panel building to diagnosing faults to installations of new circuits. I am more of a hands on sort of guy so the apprenticeship route worked for me. It’s taught me lots of analytical skills – I always take time to assess and try to be composed under pressure and it’s given me the motivation and persistence to succeed.
“I never thought I would be able to build a panel from scratch and yet one of my panels is now in the factory for conveyor belts, taking fish from one end of the factory to the other!”
Darren wants to progress within the company.
“I always take every day as a learning day. I’m not perfect but I look to go the extra mile and do my job to the best of my ability so that I can always improve as an individual. Going forward I am hoping to progress here, take on some new skills and maybe even help those who join the company.”