Nick Wibberley

Apprentice working on a computer
My favourite part of the job:
I love working as part of a team of engineers to solve complex engineering problems. It really tests your knowledge and helps you learn.
Most challenging thing I’ve ever done:
Being an apprentice at Babcock has pushed me out of my comfort zone and helped me to gain extra skills. It’s challenging, but very rewarding.
Computer screen showing a computer aided design
A paper to-do list

My typical day

My apprenticeship covers electrical design and mechanical engineering, giving me a rounded skill set and helping me earn valuable qualifications. I’m planning to start my EngTECH accreditation next.

Apprentice working at his desk with his manager

The first thing I do each morning is speak to my Principle Engineer about what’s in store for the day ahead.

Computer Aided Design drawing
I really enjoy designing new things, like panels, schematics and block cable diagrams. It’s typical of the kind of thing I do on a daily basis.
Apprentice working at his computer

I grab lunch with my friends from the course, then talk through my personal development with my mentor.

I’m finished on-site by 3pm and free to carry on with my studies, so I can add to the qualifications I’ve already gained through my apprenticeship with Babcock.