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20-year-old Heather Frear, from Dudley, is furthering her career in childcare through a Level 3 apprenticeship, with support from Rathbone Training When Heather Frear left college to work in a nursery, she wanted practical work experience. Seeing young children develop the skills they need to flourish and knowing that she’s played a part in making it happen—that’s the motivation that is driving 20-year-old Heather, from Dudley, in her career in childcare. When Heather left college to follow her dream of

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With a desire to gain real responsibility after leaving school, Ryan Coram turned down top university offers to pursue a degree apprenticeship with biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca In just under two years, Ryan has become an award-winning apprentice working on global projects, specialising in architecture and technology. He has also met the CEO to share ideas for the expansion of the company’s apprenticeship offer. Gaining real responsibilities Ryan was a strong student set to attend university to study social sciences, receiving

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The Royal Marines train thousands every year at their first-class facilities in Devon Commando Training Centre Royal Marines is based at Lympstone in Devon. It trains new recruits and reserves, as well as delivering specialist trade training and continuation training. The Royal Marines are the only armed force to train officers and other ranks in the same place, although they follow different courses. All Royal Marines return to Lympstone many times as they progress through their career. From the Potential

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Jack Kaye has completed an engineering apprenticeship at Arla Foods and gained a recognised qualification Jack started his career as a trainee quality manager for a small food distribution company. He enjoyed the role and wanted to progress and learn more about the industry, in particular the engineering side of the role. On learning about the Eden Apprenticeship with Arla, he felt this was an ideal way to gain a recognised qualification with a market leader in the industry. Jack

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Meet Norbert, a chef with the Royal Airforce (RAF), a multiple award winner, a deployment to the Falklands under her belt, and a keen netball player “My journey began at RAF Halton in 2013. I then progressed onto my trade training at RAF Worthy Down, where I was awarded best student. My first posting was to RAF Benson in 2014, where I am currently. I quickly gained experience in my trade. This cultivated confidence and empowered me to compete in

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Elizabeth Whitehouse started her apprenticeship with Avery Healthcare in August 2012, at the age of 18. Now a unit manager at Newcross Care Home in Wolverhampton, she is a shining example of how a Qube Learning apprenticeship can be an invaluable stepping stone for a young person’s career Training provider Qube Learning worked with Avery Healthcare to find the perfect candidate for a health and social care apprenticeship. Together they found Elizabeth Whitehouse, who knew she wanted a career in

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Home to some of the nation’s best-known brands, Direct Line Group’s mission is to make insurance much easier and better value for customers. We want to be known for treating our customers better than anyone else. We want to work in a way that’s more creative and more effective than other companies. And we want our people to lead the industry in every possible way. Apprenticeships with Direct Line Group As a FTSE 100 company, an apprenticeship is the direct

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Meet Matthew, your insider on the EY business apprenticeship He went to school in Upminster where his favourite subjects were maths, chemistry and physics. Now, he’s an apprentice based in London, working with some of the world’s best-known businesses. What’s the apprenticeship experience really like? I actually got a taste of EY before applying to the apprenticeship when I completed the Smart Futures programme through the EY Foundation. I enjoyed this so much that I knew I wanted to  join

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  This year, the Royal Opera House’s 50th apprentice will graduate from its apprenticeship scheme which has helped young people from all over the UK gain vital experience the arts since 2007. Here, Flynn Clark (pictured), who is on a Scenic Carpenters Apprenticeship at the Royal Opera House, discusses how his opportunity came about Where did you see the apprenticeship advertised? A good friend actually told me about the possibility of doing my apprenticeship in backstage theatre. I was looking

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A degree apprenticeship allows you to study at degree level while earning a salary and gaining practical, on-the-job skills, as University of Salford explains This work-based route to a degree means you will be working alongside industry experts gaining vital experience to help you excel in your chosen career. If you are looking for an alternative to traditional university study then a degree apprenticeship could be the perfect route for you. The government and your employer fund these apprenticeships so there

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