Holly Proudlock Hydram

Hollie Proudlock

CNC Technician

Hollie's job title is CNC Machinist at Hydram Engineering

What I do

I make parts for buses, trains and large vehicles out of sheet metal. We don’t make whole trains or buses but produce and supply products that go into machinery or equipment in the defence, rail and transportation sectors.

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How I became a technician

I studied engineering at school and remember making model planes out of sheet metal. I went on to do product design and history at A-level. I knew I didn’t want to go to university, so I looked at apprenticeships and found the opportunity at Hydram on the government website. I started when I was 18 and completed the apprenticeship over two years. I’m now studying for my Higher National Certificate in Manufacturing Engineering.

A typical day in my
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Hollie at work

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The best bits about working in a team

My team are supportive - if anything goes wrong, we work through it together.

The most exciting thing I’ve achieved so far in my job

Working with our brand-new machine, which is the size of a caravan! As it works slightly differently from our older machines, I’ve been trained on how to operate it, which was really interesting.

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