Day in the Life - Travis Flynn
Operations/Departmental Manager Apprentice
Travis Flynn is our Operations/Departmental Manager Apprentice here at ESG EMEA, we asked him about his time at ESG and how he's doing on his apprenticeship:
What’s does a typical day look like for you at ESG?
Typically, a day is full of different challenges, it starts off with checking production demand. This allows me to plan our production schedule for the next few days to maximise our output and efficiency. I also check the previous days production reports to identify any opportunities where we can improve. I spend a lot of time liaising with other departments such as engineering, purchasing and quality to ensure our products are built to the ESG standard
How long have you been with ESG?
I have been at ESG since May 2017
How did you hear about the Apprenticeship scheme?
The apprenticeship was mentioned to me and I put myself forward for it.
How is handling studying and working at the same time?
It’s hard, but I enjoy the challenge. A lot of evenings sat on my laptop.
How does ESG support you with your Apprenticeship?
I have been given a lot of support from the start. I receive 1 day a week away from my desk to focus on my coursework and ESG also arranged for a tutor to visit me on-site which is great, which means no travelling to a college and I get one to one tutoring.
What is your proudest achievement in your career so far?
My proudest achievement was being given the opportunity to start an apprenticeship at ESG and to be involved with Leeds Manufacturing Festival that ESG supports. The LMF is there to encourage more young people to consider careers and apprenticeships within manufacturing.
What’s your favourite thing about your job?
The people I work with makes coming to work every day easier and the fact that our products we make keep people all around the world safe.
How do you relax away from the Warehouse? Tell us about your hobbies, sports, family, children and pets?
I like to travel with my girlfriend and see different places around the world, my dream holiday would be to travel across America. We also have a border collie called Ziggy who likes long walks.
What advice would you give to someone just about to complete their A levels and are thinking about an Apprenticeship?
If I had the opportunity to turn back time, I would have started an apprenticeship earlier and not only that, be open minded to other industries such as manufacturing. It’s not just about working in a factory, it can be finance, design, sales or even quality.