Mikaela Eade

Mikaela Eade

 Mikala Eade TeamWelding/Fabrication Apprentice

Take us through a typical day at Bailey for you…

I arrive at work and ask my colleague Steve what my jobs are for the day. I will either do welding or help Graeme on fabrication

What’s your favourite thing about working for Bailey?

Every day is different, which makes work exciting! I wouldn’t like to do a repetitive job so the variety of the role suits me really well.

 What’s the most challenging aspect of your job and how do you overcome it?

The most challenging thing was changing the metal I work with and adapting to that. At college I mostly used steel, but here at Bailey I work with aluminium. They are so different, but with lots of practice and support I can now do jobs on my own and I understand how to get the best out of the material.

What advice would you give to someone who would like to work as a Welding / Fabrication Apprentice

Be prepared for anything! You don’t know what’s around the corner when a new job comes in but you have to be ready to problem solve and get stuck in.

What three words would you use to describe the company?

1. Proud
2. Friendly
3. Supportive

Do you have any nickname? What is it?

My friends sometimes call me Mickey.

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

It would have to be pasta and meatballs definitely, I could never get bored of it!

If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?

1. A comfy mattress because I love to sleep
2. Music to keep me entertained
3. An endless supply of food – obviously!

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Whenever I have any down time I like to hang out with my friends or chill and play Xbox.

What is on your bucket list?

I would like to travel as much of the world as possible, there’s so much to see.

If you were given a choice, where in the world would you like to go? 

I would go back to Florida and do all the theme parks again.