At college I decided to do a two-year course in engineering. While I was there, Johnson Matthey advertised an advanced apprenticeship programme in engineering. The company took myself and three others on for a multi-skilled engineering apprenticeship. I've worked with most of the engineering departments in Brimsdown for the past seven years, and I expanded my skill set even further when I specialised in a mechanical role.
I wanted to join a large and respectable company with the opportunity to progress and build on my knowledge. After joining JM, I found that the company supported me just as much as I'd hoped and I was surprised that there are so many 'cogs' that make up the huge 'JM machine'.
The family 'old fashion values' aspect of life at Johnson Matthey makes it stand apart from other modern companies. I feel like I’m an important part of a quick-paced, large family, rather than a faceless member of a corporate business.
There are many opportunities at JM for those who are willing to listen and learn. The business supported me to further my education and achieve a Higher National Certificate and National Vocational Qualifications in Engineering. The advice I would give to others at the start of their JM career would be to take advantage of the wealth of knowledge available to you from your fellow employees.