six months in…
On the 1st of August 2022, MHT Technology opened its doors to our first ever Production and Field Service Apprentices. Covering areas such as: Production Assembly, Stock Control and Inventory, and Installation, Servicing and Repair, the 3-year scheme will provide the apprentices with industry standard vocational skills gained in a real working environment.
The tailored learning programme will see the apprentices start in our Production Department where they will develop a better understanding of our products whilst helping our Production Supervisor Steve to achieve the production requirements of the business.
From there, our apprentices will also have the opportunity to work alongside our Field Service Department, offering technical support to customers both in the field and remotely, to the highest levels of service that we expect from all MHT colleagues.
Having now been a part of the MHT family for 6 months, we checked in with Matthew and Jake to find out about their journey at MHT so far…
“Hello everyone, my name’s Matthew. I have an interest in politics, history and blacksmithing and I studied engineering and design in college.
Since joining MHT, I’ve found it really interesting working with and learning about the other departments as there is a real diversity of roles and skill-sets within the company.
A challenge that I’ve encountered in my first 6 months has been learning how to use and navigate some of the computer systems we use such as SAP and MERVIN (an in house piece of MHT software). Fortunately there’s always knowledgeable people available to help.
Going forward I’m excited to start working in other areas of the company such as the Field Service department and I’d really like to do a First Aid course soon.”
“Hi, I’m Jake. I’m interested in all kinds of sports especially football and formula 1. I am a season ticket holder at Newcastle United and I play football for my local team Shildon as well as a 5-a-side team.
One of my personal highlights of the apprenticeship so far has been the opportunity to work with all of the different equipment and programs that MHT produce. I’m very happy that I have already been able to independently build, test and dispatch my first assembly.
I’m looking forward to getting my safety passport which will allow me to visit customer sites as a Field Service Apprentice. It will be really interesting to see how the products we have been working on are used from the customers perspective.”
Jake and Matthew have settled in very well to the MHT production environment, learning the core skills required alongside their college learning for their engineering apprenticeship. I look forward to seeing them both progress within MHT, gaining further understanding of the Tank Gauging business and other key engineering skills.