Meet Our Apprentices – Naomi Watson, Apprentice Plumber Meet Our Apprentices – Naomi Watson, Apprentice Plumber


Naomi Watson - Apprentice Plumber


Age: 17

Title: Apprentice Plumber undertaking SVQ Level 3 in plumbing, Parker Technical Services

How did you hear about the apprenticeship opportunity?

I did a pre-apprentice plumbing course at Dundee and Angus College. I was invited to an assessment day at Parker and offered an apprenticeship after that.

When did you start your apprenticeship at Parker and how long is the course?

I started in June 2022 and the course is 4 years long.

Are you enjoying the apprenticeship at Parker so far and which elements do you think are the most interesting / have you enjoyed the most?

I’m definitely enjoying it so far and what I have found most interesting is the wide range of tasks I have been involved in since joining in 2022.


"In her time with us, Naomi has really excelled herself and met every challenge head on. From working on standalone sites, to working as part of our Highland Council heating framework team, to working in the office producing instruction booklets for future apprentices. We're proud of her achievements so far and look forward to supporting her on the rest of her journey."

Kevin Shinnie, Director


Have you been involved in any standout projects?

Working with the heating squad in Fort William for Highland Council. We were installing new heating systems in one day so I felt like I achieved so much in my day.

What key skills are you learning during your apprenticeship?

Things like soldering and drainage but I’m also learning about renewables such as air source heat pumps and solar PV. I’ve also worked in the office putting together instruction booklets for the tools we use as apprentices.

How have you found the support whilst undertaking your apprenticeship?

I can honestly say the support has been 100%. The team in Aberdeen have been amazing and the heating team in Fort William.

Would you recommend an apprenticeship to other people considering it?

I would definitely recommend an apprenticeship to anyone who is thinking about it.

What do you see yourself doing in 3-5 years?

I will finish my apprenticeship in 2026 and then hope to move up in the company or eventually own my own business.

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