Lisa Shaw

Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship

“Being able to work while having the opportunity to learn practical skills is great and I would highly recommend it to others.”

Lisa Shaw was already working in NHS dental services as a lab assistant when she saw an advert offering staff the chance to apply for a Modern Apprenticeship. She was keen to take on a new challenge and knew she wanted a practical job with further progression and a training programme.

Lisa is now studying for a Modern Apprenticeship in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering through NESCol. Her MA involves working at the hospital with patients who are fitted with prosthetics, orthotics, or use manual and electric wheelchairs and spending time in college learning theory and practical (three days a week).

Lisa enjoys working with people and having the opportunity to rotate around different departments during the training. She said, “I am really enjoying my Modern Apprenticeship – a 9 to 5 desk job would never have suited me! Being able to work while having the opportunity to learn practical skills is great and I would highly recommend it to others.”

Once qualified, Lisa will be a Mobility and Rehabilitation Technician. She is keen to continue working in the NHS because of the range of excellent opportunities.