I started employment with Webtec straight after college at 17, I really wanted to get into Sales and Webtec offered an apprenticeship scheme in association with Cambridge regional college.
I found it invaluable to be able to learn alongside working as it gave me a chance to apply what I was studying to real life scenarios. I completed my apprenticeship in 2019 and have worked my way up to an established Sales Engineer. The apprenticeship was an excellent stepping stone into a role that would usually require many years of prior work experience. I would strongly recommend this path to any aspiring like-minded young professionals.
I joined Webtec four years ago. Some people get their career advice from school, but I first heard about a career in engineering when a friend from football mentioned he was an engineer!
I had no idea what this involved and was immediately interested to hear what the engineering profession was all about - so I enrolled on a basic level 2 engineering course at my local college. I enjoyed the course so much that I knew I wanted to pursue a career in engineering. After completing my level 2 course I found a role as an apprentice at Webtec through the Government Apprenticeship Website. Now, four years on, I will be completing my apprenticeship this year and I am really looking forward to learning new skills and a future as an engineer
While I was at Hinchingbrooke School we had a careers day where Webtec took part. It was here that I learned the basics of engineering and I was interested to learn more.
When I finished school, I got back in touch with Webtec to discuss the possibility of an apprenticeship role within the machine shop as I was intrigued how they work and make parts. I joined as an apprentice as soon as I completed my exams and have been working at Webtec for two years. I have completed my level 2 engineering and am now working towards my level 3. There are lots of new opportunities for me and I am enjoying learning more about the world of engineering.
Hi, I am Sam Thompson, Webtec’s Graphics and Communications Manager. My Webtec career journey started back in 1997 when I joined the company following work experience from college. The timing was great as the company had made a strategic decision to bring its marketing communications back in-house.
My role within the company has really changed since then and technically I have only been ‘promoted’ once, but, If I compare where I started to where I am now, there is no comparison. Read on to see how you can progress in a ‘smaller’ company without the ‘usual’ promotion method