Employee Spotlight – Ellis Selkirk – National Apprenticeship Week 2020


Continuing our apprentice employee spotlight as part of National Apprenticeship week we move our attention to second year NVQ Apprentice Ellis Selkirk.

Ellis is a NVQ apprentice studying for his Level 3 NVQ in Non Destructive Testing and is a dedicated addition to the Responsive Cumbria teams.

Question and Answer session:-

Why did you decide on an apprenticeship rather than a more conventional academic route, such as university?

I didn’t want to waist my time doing more school when I knew what I wanted to do 

If you could do anything else other than work Monday to Friday, what would that be?

I would love to tinker with watches and have a good name in the fixing of them 

When you were younger, what job did you think you would be doing when you grew up?

I thought I was going to be a electrician

Favourite pastime, what do you live for?

I play rugby and collecting watches

5 years time, what role will you dream to be in at Responsive?

I would like to be an apprentice manager 

If you could make any suggestion to school leavers who may be struggling with decisions on future career options, what would that be?

I would say, if you are 100% sure that the job your going to uni for is what you want to do then go for it but if your not sure don’t get into that debt and go for the apprentice route

Lee adds – Ellis originally attended Responsive as a work experience student whilst being a pupil at Energy Coast UTC. He later returned in his own time during school half term. We are extremely pleased that Ellis decided a career in Non Destructive Testing was for him.