Read about how CalX Apprentice Calibration Technician James started in his career and what an average day is like.
What led to you pursuing a career in instrumentation?
After choosing a general engineering course in AIT after school, I completed two years of the course and decided it wasn’t for me. I then became aware of the instrumentation apprenticeship and having studied a module of this in the course I knew it was something I had liked. I saw an advertisement for an apprenticeship with Eurotech Calibration Services, which would later become CalX and the rest is history.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
The part I enjoy most about my work is the variety of different industries we work in which makes the work more interesting and I’m not stuck in the one place all the time, whilst working with a team of friendly and charismatic people. I can honestly say that no two days are the same.
What’s your average day like?
My average day entails completing routine calibrations and calibration certificates for our customers in either the pharmaceutical, medical device, Food & beverage or manufacturing industries.
What’s it like working at CalX?
Working with CalX is great and has been from day one. I have been here 4.5 years and the time has absolutely flown by. The work is satisfying, the people are friendly, and the experience gained has been invaluable.
What advice would you give to someone starting their career in instrumentation?
My advice for someone starting their career would be to look into the route of the apprenticeship program with CalX. Both the on and off the job training has been phenomenal and I feel as if I have learned a skill set that I couldn’t have gotten anywhere else.