Name: Anthony Tomey
Job title: Apprentice Engineer
Employer: A&M Heating
Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Gas Engineering
It’s never too late to retrain and begin a new career
Apprenticeships are often seen as being only for school leavers or young people entering the world of work, but at the Apprenticeship Academy we’re proud to have a number of apprentices who have changed careers currently training to become qualified gas engineers.
One such apprentice is Anthony Tomey, who in his early thirties decided he wanted to transform his career and is now completing his Level 3 Diploma in Gas Engineering at our facilities in Nottingham.
Anthony is completing his apprenticeship with the support of A&M Heating, a Lincolnshire -based heating and plumbing services company. Here, Anthony tells us more about his experience so far…
Tell us a bit about why you decided to do an Apprenticeship?
What do you think of the Apprenticeship Academy and its facilities?
What are your career plans once you complete your apprenticeship?
What would you say to anyone else thinking about doing an apprenticeship?
Age shouldn’t be a barrier for anyone and in my experience, there are apprentices of all ages, from all backgrounds who are just looking for a new start and a fresh challenge. I’m very grateful that A&M Heating gave me this opportunity and I really feel like I’ve been given a second chance at finding my dream career. I would encourage any employers to get involved in the scheme and consider taking an apprentice on, the long-term benefits to the could be huge.