A perfect score for MDL Apprentices
MDL has recently lost 3 of its Apprentices – seeing them all graduate into qualified technicians!
Evaldas, Daniel and Liam successfully completed their 4-year apprenticeships in their respective specialities: electrical, fabrication and hydraulics.
Each of the young recruits impressed their team leads with their focus, hard work and dedication to MDL values, especially in delivering high quality of service to each client every time.
In the course of their apprenticeship, they experienced all aspects of working in MDL: from assembly of new electro-hydraulic systems for the company’s rental fleet, to performing Asset Maintenance & Engineering scopes at clients’ onshore and offshore production facilities, to mobilising and operating MDL equipment on overseas flex-lay projects.
Evaldas shared with us his highlights:
“I really enjoy the versatility of the job and that I was given so many different opportunities to learn from and environments to develop in. From troubleshooting missions on offshore facilities, to overhauling and building new equipment in the yard – no day is ever the same.
“I am very passionate about projects that involve building something entirely new, as they continuously allow me to expand my skillset. When you have built a piece of equipment in the yard you know the ins and outs of that piece of kit, each hose and all nuts and bolts. Looking at the finished piece is something special – particularly when it’s a big machine.”
All four former apprentices are now part of One Team MDL, simultaneously pursuing their own growth and development plans.
As a globally operating company, a lot of what we do is looking beyond borders and to the future. And the future – that is what our Apprentices are.
Alex Lamb, MDL Service Team Lead, said:
“These guys are the unpolished block and it’s up to MDL to get them to serve their time and once you have committed and keen guys serving their time that’s half your battle right there.
“Get the right young guys and you’ll succeed; you’ll get your next Offshore Team Leads and Asset Managers and that’s what you need. “
Our apprentices are also the ones taking us back to our roots. These highly motivated and often local people, see this time as the first step towards a fulfilling career. Our apprenticeship programmes are their opportunity to gain hands-on experience while being mentored and guided by their senior colleagues who fire the young peoples’ enthusiasm for our industry.
“It’s a worldwide company but predominantly gives young local guys a chance to do an apprenticeship and end up going Offshore to do what we do. “