#DYWKeyworker - Cameron Fortey - Lifescan

Wednesday, 27th May 2020

Name: Cameron Fortey

Job Title: Apprentice Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
Company: Lifescan

Hometown: Inverness

What attracted you to the industry you are in? I was interested in Engineering when I was younger

How long have you been with the company?

Coming on three years in August

Describe your day-to-day role; Performing essential Maintenance and Breakdown tasks be it mechanical or electrical and working as part of a team to ensure we work efficiently

What kind of training have you done?Have you completed any professional qualifications?

I have done Health & Safety training, Electrical safety courses, Mechanical safety courses.

What skills have you learned?

I have developed my skills further through my time at Lifescan, an example of this would be Communication. It is vital that we communicate and relay any information regarding a breakdown to the relevant people as it could have a large impact on the medical products we make

Have you completed any professional qualifications?

I have completed an NC in Mechanical/Electrical Systems, Currently working towards my HNC with hopes to go onto Degree level studies.

Do you like living and working in the Inverness & Highlands?

I grew up in Inverness so its good to be doing a job I love in my hometown

What skills are the most important for you to do your job well?

Communication, Teamwork, Initiative, Creativity, Craftsmanship.

Do you get a lot of support from your company?

Yes, support is always available

What’s your favourite part of the job?

Learning about the different machines and systems that operate within Lifescan, also working alongside people who have been in the Engineering for most of their years

What is your advice for young school leavers looking to start an apprenticeship?

If you are interested in an Apprenticeship then do your research into what interests you and search for jobs within that to find a career you’ll love

What is your career goal? To get my Degree and hopefully progress as far I can

How does it feel to be a KeyWorker on the frontline, supporting the Country’s fight against Covid-19?

It is pretty surreal but it makes me proud to say I am doing my part.The fact that we can still supply diabetic people with the vital equipment they require in a time of crisis.