New Apprentice Craig Shaw

In order to get to know our new apprentices, we caught up with each of them to ask some questions.

Next is Craig Shaw, a manufacturing engineer apprentice from Motherwell. Whilst at school, Craig achieved six National 5 qualifications and three Highers and completed a work experience placement as a project management assistant for North Lanarkshire Council. He also worked at Sainsbury’s as a customer service assistant. He is interested in motor sports, rallying and grass tracking and has trained to be a rally marshall. He also recently achieved his Queen’s Award via the Boys Brigade.

How did you learn about the Terex Trucks apprenticeship programme?

I first found out about the apprenticeship programme when I visited the factory for a school trip.

Why did you apply to the Terex Trucks apprenticeship scheme?

I felt it was exactly the type of career I wanted and saw it as a great opportunity.

What do you hope to achieve throughout the programme?

I hope I’ll gain lots of qualifications, experience and knowledge throughout the programme.

How did it feel to be successful in securing a place on the programme?

It was a great confidence boost as I know the company received a lot of applications. It made me feel proud that an established organisation of this size wanted me to work for them.

What aspects of the programme are you most looking forward to?

I am most looking forward to the practical, hands-on elements.

What career path do you hope to follow when you have completed the apprenticeship?

I hope to progress upwards through the company whilst gaining experience in lots of different disciplines.

Did you know anything about the company before you started?

I knew it was a worldwide organisation with an established reputation and brand within the construction equipment industry.