Romily Trice– Lean apprentice
For 24-year-old Romily Trice, apprenticeship training enabled her to develop skills and knowledge whilst working as a quality administrator at manufacturing company Luvata Wolverhampton Ltd.
Romily, who completed the 18-month Level 3 Improvement Technician apprenticeship in February 2022, said: “My role involves carrying out inspection checks on orders and materials, quality checking orders, dealing with any non-conformances and looking after our accreditations – and during my apprenticeship I learnt skills and techniques that are crucial to continuous improvement and lean manufacturing which can help companies to improve their products, services, and processes.
“At the end of the programme I had to complete an end point assessment which comprised of a multiple-choice test, a presentation and questioning, and a professional discussion. I had regular reviews with tutors who advised me on the materials I needed to prepare for the assessment and it went well and enabled me to show what I had learnt during my training.
“I have become much more confident in my area of work and have been able to build and develop new skills which will help me going forward – I would like to continue working in quality and to be able to use what I have learned during my apprenticeship.
“To anyone considering an apprenticeship, I’d say it’s a great way to get into a career. Not only do you get to develop skills by working, but you also get to study at college at the same time, where you learn more about your chosen area from tutors with industry knowledge and experience.”