Neville Gracias

Level 3 - Engineering Apprenticeship at Honda



Neville is studying a Level 3 Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship programme at Swindon College.


Before coming to Swindon College, Neville worked in retail, but had always wanted to do an apprenticeship in engineering, having done a pre-16 course in engineering in Swindon College. He chose to study an apprenticeship because he couldn’t justify the costs of going to university and not coming away with any skills.


Neville said,

The aspects of my apprenticeship with Honda that I enjoy most are the people I work with, the hands-on aspect of the programme, and the responsibility of having my own job. As part of my training, I cover breakdowns, recover machines and work on projects.


Neville is looking into studying a HNC/HND after his Level 3 qualification is complete. He wants to carry on at Honda, to learn and progress at work, and in the long term wants to look at project management.