March 6, 2017
As part of Training 2000’s National Apprenticeship Week celebrations, Mark Aspinall has talked about his how his career journey has gone 360 degrees from his time as an apprentice when the skills provider was known as Blackburn & District Group Training Association – through to becoming a technical trainer in the new £1.2m Advanced Manufacturing & Automation Centre.
Leaving school to start an apprenticeship in 1988, Mark was keen to work in a creative environment and chose to build a career in engineering.
After building a successful career as a skilled machinist and working in leadership & manufacturing engineering roles, Mark chose to return to Training 2000 where it all began, working in the Advanced Manufacturing & Automation Centre which opened in late 2016.
Mark said: “I truly believe that if I had not followed the apprenticeship route I would never have had the satisfying & rewarding career I have been able to enjoy.
“Because of this, I was really excited to come back to Training 2000 where my career journey began – and join the pioneering AMAC which helps businesses alongside current and future apprentices gain cutting edge industry skills and knowledge.”
Training 2000 are celebrating the tenth annual National Apprenticeship Week which this year runs from 6th – 10th March and Mark was keen to encourage young people to ‘find their future’ as an apprentice.
“Working at Training 2000 has given me the opportunity to see how young people develop from learners starting off in their careers, into skilled professionals at the cutting edge of industry.
“National Apprenticeship Week is a great way to promote just how much of a positive impact apprenticeships have on the careers and lives of young people.”
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