Alfie Webb - electrical apprentice - City of Wolverhampton College

Alfie Webb – electrical apprentice

08 Feb 2023
A picture of Alfie next to electrical equipment
A picture of Alfie next to electrical equipment

17-year-old Alfie Webb is an electrical apprentice at Midwest Mechanical and Electrical Services in Wolverhampton and has ambitions to progress to become a senior engineer within the company and own his own business in the future. 

Alfie said: “I chose an apprenticeship to get an idea of what it’s like to work in the industry and get hands-on experience in the workplace – and I’m learning a trade and getting paid at the same time! 

“My day-to-day role is very varied as I accompany senior engineers on site and am involved in fault finding and installation. 

“I’m learning how to install devices, and programme and service panels, gaining the skills I need to become a senior engineer. 

“When I’m at college we are given a task to complete in a set amount of time. As I’m still at the start of my training I feel a bit nervous about it, but the tutors explain things I’m not sure about and support me with anything I’m struggling with and I know that, in time when I have more knowledge and understanding, that I’ll be able to do them successfully. 

“Since starting my apprenticeship I’ve become more confident when I’m on site and my social skills have become a lot better too and, when I finish my training, I want to progress within the company with the end goal of having my own business. 

“To any young person who isn’t sure what to do after leaving school, I’d say there are lots of other routes to get you to where you want to be. It’s about finding your own path and if one way doesn’t work try another – don’t give up!