Gabor achieves prestigious engineer award

Gabor and other successful candidates celebrated their award by going go-karting. Credit: Joel Chant
Gabor and other successful candidates celebrated their award by going go-karting. Credit: Joel Chant

A Dunstable engineer has celebrated a career miletone after completing a prestigious apprenticeship.

Gabor Nandori, 31, who works in the town’s Amazon warehouse, completed an Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme in Engineering Maintenance, and celebrated by collecting his certificate at a special event at Marston Gate fulfilment centre, Milton Keynes, on March 2.

Gabor, who commutes to Dunstable each day from Hemel Hempstead, finished the three-year course during National Apprenticeship Week 2017 and achieved the ‘Controls System Specialist apprenticeship’.

He said: “It was a very special opportunity and I was given the chance to learn about control systems.

“This, combined with theory and practical experience, meant that in my last year of the apprenticeship, I was given the chance to work on my own with full responsibility to own projects and to support other European sites.”

The ambitious engineer has worked for Amazon for 10 years and spotted the opportunity to join their apprenticeship programme through his love for engineering, beginning his course in January 2014.

Gabor added: “If anyone reading this is wondering if an apprenticeship is right for them, then I’d tell them to go for it.

“The best thing for me, with Amazon, is that we are constantly expanding year on year and it opens up new opportunities .You could be anything with the right attitude and mind-set.”

Amazon recently announced that it will be extending its apprenticeship programme in 2017, offering hundreds of opportunities in roles in Warehousing, Facilities & Engineering and IT in UK fulfilment centres.

Amazon’s Apprenticeship schemes are designed to suit candidates with a range of experience from life skills to school leavers with GCSE’s or A-levels.

Visit: www.amazon.jobs