Employee Success Story

Abigail Jones

Toolroom Apprentice

What position have you started in and where do you aim to progress to?

I have started at i2r as a Toolroom Apprentice and my aim is to progress and go into CAD design or into a management role within the Tooling department.

As an apprentice, do you feel that you have been treated fairly by colleagues?

Yes definitely, as I have been given the same opportunities as a full-time permanent employee would be given. I am always being trained on various things in order to expand my knowledge and get the most out of my role.

What challenges have you faced to get to where you are now and how have you overcome them?

I think the biggest challenge for me with working in such a manual role is being a female. I’m not as strong as the guys in my department and this can be a challenge when it comes to heavy lifting, but I ask the guys for help when available or use the crane. All of which are more than happy to assist.

Do you feel that i2r offers sufficient training and support in order for employees to be successful?

Yes I do, as I have been given plenty of opportunities to learn new things and complete courses. Whilst in my employment at i2r, I have completed a crane course, gained my Pedestrian Operated Pallet Truck licence and also done abrasive wheels training.

What are your favourite things about working at i2r?

The thing I enjoy the most about my role in particular is that no two days are the same, as I am working on something different every day and my role also has a lot of variety.

Would you recommend friends/family to work at i2r and why?

Yes I definitely would. As I have previously mentioned, myself and other colleagues have been provided with plenty of opportunities for training. I would definitely recommend i2r to anyone who is looking for a career and progression.

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