I started the CWA on Level 3 BTEC Engineering course and as part of the first year I had to complete 30 hours of work experience alongside my course, I was offered placement at Kinnerton Confectionery. At the end of my 30 hours work placement I was then got offered a summer job and then following this I got offered apprenticeship. This is why Work placement is such a priority it gets your foot in the door and gives you that extra practical and work place experience. I was able to experience each part of the factory in my work experience period doing everything from electrical, to mechanical work and learning about the production of chocolate and how each machine works and how it’s crucial that they are regularly maintained, which was really beneficial to my development not only at Kinnerton but as an engineer in general. Since I’ve started my apprenticeship I feel like I’ve learned a lot and still learning and developing my skills as an engineer, I’m grateful to Kinnerton for giving me the opportunity, but also the college who support the students with their work experience placements It’s worth it!