Getting To Know Our Apprentice
It’s Liam’s turn in the spotlight this month – here, our apprentice sheet metal fabricator discusses his favourite part of the job, his dream client and what he wanted to be when he grew up…
Summarise your role at Salamander in just one paragraph
My role centres around developing my skills as a sheet metal fabricator. Day-to-day activities include welding, fabricating, collaborating with colleagues to gain experience and knowledge, as well as working safely and systematically in producing high-quality products for our customers.
What’s your absolute favourite part of the job?
I am really enjoying furthering my skillset, ensuring our customers receive a premium service, and presenting work to my teammates that I am proud of.
Share an interesting fact about you that we might not know
I spend a lot of time my free-time working on motorbikes with my dad — learning how to fix engines and making a bike look like it has come straight from a showroom!
Which one word would your Salamander colleagues use to describe you?
And the word you think best describes Salamander?
Why do you personally think Salamander stands out from its competitors?
The drive and determination of its workforce to complete each task to a high standard and the communication between colleagues to allow us to do so. Also, the advanced technology — including lasers and robot welders — which helps us to produce near-perfect results for our customers.
The phone rings and it’s your dream client… who would it be?
Triumph Motorcycles — I would love to help build and weld such an iconic motorbike.
What’s the most personally satisfying moment in your Salamander career so far?
Seeing my TIG welding skills improve to the point where my work is even and consistent.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I always wanted to be a person who made things.
What is the biggest challenge facing the sheet metal manufacturing industry over the next 12 months?
Fighting the demands of Covid-19 while continuing to work safely and retain happy customers.