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Meet The Team – Jed Wollen

This week’s meet the team is with Projects Engineer – Jed Wollen.

Jed has been with us since he started his Engineering Apprenticeship at 16 and having recently completed his training, has progressed into his role as Projects Engineer.

We took some time to find out more about Jed’s role and what life is like outside of Ergro…

Why are you still at Ergro?

“Some may say I don’t have a choice (haha) but really, it’s the amazing team I work with in projects, everyone’s there to achieve the same thing and all have the same work ethic and drive to provide a quick and professional installation for our clients.”

You have recently finished your apprenticeship, how is your new position as a Projects Engineer?

“The good thing is it doesn’t feel like anything has changed, this is mainly due to the likes of my Manager and other Senior Engineers having always given me the opportunities and responsibilities of an engineer to always keep me ahead of the game and push me forward to becoming the best I can be.”

How was your apprenticeship? And would you recommend an Ergro apprenticeship to a friend?

“My apprenticeship was very good, the team at Choice Training are very good at what they do, going above and beyond in teaching us at college but also I wouldn’t have learned the on-site bits if it wasn’t for the combined 100 years+ of experience held by Garry and Mick (Senior Engineers) who have taught me and are still teaching me everyday everything I need to know. So would I recommend to a friend – yes.”

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

“In 5 years, I see myself getting more involved and assisting Del (Senior PM) and Mick (PM) in the project management side of the jobs and potentially being at a point of running some of my own projects.”

What do you do in your spare time?

“I tend to spend time in the gym, out on my bike, playing golf, watching F1 or out with the lads.”

If you could give younger you one piece of advice, what would you say?

“Worry less and just go for it, just do it. Don’t worry about what might happen you don’t know what the outcome will be, but you’ll never know unless you give it a go.”

What is your biggest pet peeve?

“People who would be driving faster if they were going backwards, middle lane hoggers – don’t get me started.”

You find a lottery ticket to win £10 million. What would you do?

“Invest 6 million into stocks and shares, SnP and FTSE, spend a million on a nice house out in the sticks of Kent or Essex, a few cars, a few watches and a nice 50/60ft boat. Then buy more cars and watches off the interest!”

If you had to be shipwrecked on a deserted island, but all your human needs—such as food and water—were taken care of, what two items would you want to have with you?

“Pretty easy, a helicopter and a few jerry cans of fuel – be home in no time.”