Name: Connor White
Position: Apprentice Engineer
How long have you been in your role?
I am studying City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Knowledge of Electronic Security and Emergency Systems under the Apprenticeships NI scheme, in Belfast Metropolitan College. I started this course in September 2018, and from then I have been going to work at Diamond systems 3 days of the week and to the college 2 days.
Describe a typical day?
During my 3 days per week at work I feel as if the information that you gather while on the job is second to none. It gives you a feeling of independence going out to work and learning new skills every day. The college is very much the same as we do theory one day and practical the next. This helps me acquire skills that I can take with me to my place of work, for example in tech we have learnt how to install a full intruder alarm panel, and then add all the devices to it, so this gives us a introductory experience of installation.
How would you describe the culture within Diamond?
Since I started working at Diamond I can say that everyone has welcomed me with open arms. Everyone in the company is keen on helping me learn and expand my skills for the future.
What do you like most about your role?
When I am at work and am out with an engineer, we have set jobs to complete during the day. These jobs can vary between CCTV, Intruder, Fire and Access Control and this is what I really like about the job – you are never stuck doing just one thing, and there are always opportunities to learn something new.