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Dylan Sanderson and Josh White explain what it’s like to be a Liberty apprentice Dylan is an 18 year old doing an electrical engineering degree apprenticeship and is in his first year of five. “I’ve always liked engineering. I made stuff for my mates like go-karts when I was younger and then I did resistant materials in school and decided I liked it. I did engineering at college level and once I finished there, thought I’d get an apprenticeship.” “All

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Josh, a mechanical engineer at Associated British Ports, would highly recommend an apprenticeship with HETA After completing my A-levels in 2014, I joined HETA. I was originally interested in going to university to study mechanical engineering, but I felt that the apprenticeship route would be more beneficial, as it offered ‘hands-on’ experience. Following the recruitment process, I was able to secure an interview with Associated British Ports (ABP). Having been successful, I was offered a four-year advanced apprenticeship in mechanical

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L’Oréal and Pearson College London degree apprentice Dan Cook on how an apprenticeship opens doors into the professional world Why did you choose a degree apprenticeship over a degree? I chose a degree apprenticeship because of the professional experience it provides alongside your studies. It gives you your first step into the professional world that you might not get otherwise and definitely gives you an advantage when looking for a job in the future. What was your experience of the

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Pearson College London degree apprentice and communication assistant Katie Fiddaman, who is studying a BA (Hons) in business management, on why PR, marketing and journalism appealed to her Why did you choose a degree apprenticeship? When I finished sixth-form at 17, I decided that university wasn’t for me as from the age of 15, I had been working in part-time and full-time roles and I enjoyed working and earning money.  However, I knew I wanted to continue to learn and

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Stella Wright, 20, is doing a PRCA L4 higher apprenticeship in public relations at Templemere PR My ambition to start an apprenticeship began when I decided not to go to university, and instead wanted to get straight into working life and gain as much experience as possible. I’d always loved to write and I have a creative mind, so I looked for apprenticeships involving these skills—which lead me to PR! When I first started in PR I was surprised by

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Rebekah Mehmi, a chartered town planner apprentice at Wycombe District Council, on the benefits of an apprenticeship through the Royal Town Planning Institute From an early age, I was interested as to how we can live sustainably. I chose planning as a career as I wanted to be part of the decision making processes that shape our towns and cities. Many of our historic local communities need regeneration and I want to be part of that driving force that brings

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Philip Hardwick, a digital and technology solutions degree apprentice at Capgemini, on doing his degree at Aston University while working as a software engineer Why did you decide to do a degree apprenticeship? I initially chose a degree apprenticeship because I wanted to start working and be able to support myself and most jobs didn’t pay enough or needed a degree. A degree apprenticeship has enabled me to get the necessary qualifications for my chosen career path whilst working at

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Hannah, a chartered manager degree apprentice studying towards her degree at Aston University, gives an overview of her typical week I’m Hannah and I joined Microsoft as a chartered manager degree apprentice in September 2017. I work there full-time while studying towards my degree at Aston University. Here’s a sneak peek into a typical week of my life as a degree apprentice. Monday The office is usually busy on a Monday, I settle down and check my emails from the

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Capel Manor College is London’s leading specialist land-based college offering a unique range of creative and industry-endorsed apprenticeships in arboriculture, environmental conservation, equine groom, floristry, horticulture, sports turf and zookeeping The college’s apprenticeships offer fantastic experience in the working world and hands-on training, allowing you to develop your skills and put them into practice while you earn. Success stories Coming from the world of barbering Daniel Monge completed a L1 in horticulture at Organiclea, which introduced him to the fascinating

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Emily Marston did a level 2 trailblazer apprenticeship in horticulture at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) I had a strong sense that I wanted a career that would have a positive ecological impact and could improve urban living. However, I knew I needed to understand a lot more about how plants grow and what kind of maintenance they require. I found that university was not right for me, so I did various volunteering and temporary roles to try to build

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