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Apprentice of the Month: Jesse Underwood (October 2019) - Apprenticeships

It’s great to hear positive stories about hard working apprentices. This month Fabrication and Welding apprentice Jesse was nominated by his training officer, Dave Roffe, who believed he should be recognised for his outstanding effort:

“Despite having dyslexia Jesse has applied himself very well over the last two years. His improvement across all aspects of his apprenticeship has been excellent and is especially noticeable in English and maths. He passed his Level 2 in Functional Skills English course at the end of September 2019 with flying colours. His written work has improved dramatically since the start of his apprenticeship. He also passed Level 2 in Functional Skills maths in July this year. Despite these Functional Skills courses being above the level required to successfully complete his apprenticeship, he willingly took on the higher and more challenging option in both cases. Jesse has struggled at times but has never given up or allowed himself to be distracted from his goals. Apart from his excellent attitude towards the learning process, Jesse also has a pleasant and humorous nature.”

We asked Jesse how he felt about being nominated and his experience working for Halton Food Services:

“I feel really honoured and proud. It’s really good working for Halton Food Services, it’s a very rewarding job and at times can be quite entertaining! The best part about working for Halton Food Services is the support I receive from my work colleagues and job satisfaction. I’ve also attended a few events with the company including: a boat trip, dinner on the Thames, go karting, Christmas dinner and a disco at Priestfields.”

His employer from Halton Food Services commented:

“Jesse is a great apprentice. He is keen to learn new skills and throws himself into anything that is asked of him. He is honest and trustworthy and is happy to help anyone even if it’s not within the requirements of his role. Some aspects of the apprenticeship he has found difficult; however he has never given up. He shows great potential and we hope that he has a long and prosperous career with us after he has completed his apprenticeship.”

Keep up the good work Jesse!


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