Diagnosing excellence for Chris

First Bus logo
Apprenticeships General News Case Studies

Wanting to learn a trade he could be proud of was what first attracted Christopher McGill to his Mechanical Electrical Engineer apprenticeship at Total People.  

The First Bus Level 2 apprentice spends his days completing inspections, services, diagnosis and repairs, while also working on time management and effective planning skills. 

Chris said:

It was important to me to learn something new every day and face exciting challenges. At first it was sometimes overwhelming but now I feel more confident and I know I can complete tasks or at have a good go at them.

Chris said the support he received from Total People has been helpful to his progress.  

He said: “My personal tutor keeps me well informed with the progress I’m making. I’m set exciting challenges and my tutor is easily contactable and helps me with any queries that I have. The online learning and software has been incredible and I’m proud of my test scores. I’ve also learned so much from the practical work that simply can’t be learned from a book”. 

Chris admits he is excited for the future and said: “I hope to be a valued and respected employee, who is trusted to carry out jobs and tasks without supervision. Perhaps one day I’ll be able to teach apprentices myself.” 

Find out more about our wide range of Commercial Vehicle qualifications.  

Icon with a green tick


Our Apprenticeship Paths

Total People offer apprenticeships in a variety of different industries.