STUDENT VOICE Student Voice SPRING SUMMER 2017 - Page 27

TRACEY GOVAN - GE Caledonian Ltd Tracey Govan is an Apprentice Fitter with GE Caledonian Ltd. Tracey worked in a large supermarket for eleven years, before a change in company structure made her consider her future. Tracey left the supermarket to pursue her dream career. Tracey said “I wanted to completely change my career and do something different. I’d always liked being hands-on, doing anything that involved a bit of skill, and I like learning new things. I decided to go back to college, which to be honest, is the best thing I could have done. “The job is very hands-on, I work alongside a mechanic and do whatever repairs that the customer requires with their particular engine. Over my three years here, I’ll get to work in all of the sections. “There are amazing opportunities out there working for a multinational company like GE Caledonian. Once I finish my apprenticeship, I’d like to continue working for GE Caledonian. The opportunities are definitely there.” “ I wanted to completely change my career and do something different. I’d always liked being hands-on, doing anything that involved a bit of skill, and I like learning new things. I decided to go back to college, which to be honest, is the best thing I could have done. TRACEY GOVAN - GE CALEDONIAN LTD. ” LOUIS KERR - Watermiser Louis Kerr is in the first year of his apprenticeship with Watermiser, based in Newmilns. Louis said “I saw Waterm iser’s advertisement in the College and was encouraged to apply for it. Obviously it’s very handy for me as it’s local, but they are also friendly people to work for. I’m six or seven months into the apprenticeship now and it’s been very good so far. “ “My role at Watermiser is to help make the fibreglass cooling towers. I’ve also carried out welding tasks at Dustacco too, which helps with my college work. But I’m mostly at Watermiser. “I can see myself doing this for a long time. The aim when I finish my four year apprenticeship will be to make my way up the ladder at Watermiser as far as I can.” I can see myself doing this for a long time. The aim when I finish my four year apprenticeship will be to make my way up the ladder at Watermiser as far as I can . LOUIS KERR - WATERMISER THE STUDENT VOICE SPRING/SUMMER 2017 ” 27