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Megan Glaholm joined DHL on the chartered business manager degree apprenticeship scheme Megan, 18, joined the business in August 2018 and was part of DHL’s first cohort to undertake a degree-level apprenticeship to become a chartered business manager. Over the next few years, Megan has the opportunity to study for her degree while earning at the same time. Alongside studying towards a degree, she will also undertake a variety of placements across DHL’s warehouse and transport operations, giving her the

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“It was extremely important to me to gain hands-on experience working while being able to study—this is why CILEx was so appealing to me,” says Lilian Oosthuizen, who works at Blake Morgan Solicitors “I started working at Blake Morgan Solicitors when I was 17 and gained a position in the typing pool while completing my business administration apprenticeship at a local college. After completing this, I was lucky enough to be promoted to secretary in our personal injury team. This

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The Cushman & Wakefield apprenticeship scheme allows you to develop your skills and knowledge within a leading company, says apprentice surveyor Harry Nicholas “While completing work experience at Cushman & Wakefield, I was introduced to the great opportunities that the company offers to young people who are looking to kick-start their careers, such as the apprenticeship and graduate schemes.” “The apprenticeship scheme was perfect for me! I was completing my A-levels at the time and was unsure if going to

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Kemika Duncan, an apprentice surveyor at Cushman & Wakefield, reveals why she chose an apprenticeship “When I found this apprenticeship programme online, I knew straight away that it would be an excellent opportunity to learn the profession in a working environment. As I am a practical learner and someone who thrives when learning from others, I knew that the apprenticeship programme would be perfect for me. Like most students, I wanted to go to university to get a degree. However,

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Sophie supports the personnel of the Royal Air Force (RAF) “Having worked in administration for a civilian company for a couple of years I felt I wanted more from my role. A friend suggested that the RAF may be the path for me; turns out she was right! During training, I completed a level 3 apprenticeship in business administration, which took me back into the learning environment. I really enjoyed it. Having achieved my apprenticeship, I am looking to further

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Megan Andrew, 20, is a project manager apprentice with Virgin Media Megan didn’t feel university was for her and on leaving college was still undecided on what first steps to take into her future career. Megan said: “I felt an apprenticeship would get me into the real world of work whilst avoiding university debts and Virgin Media had a great feel about it.” Megan admitted that “the jump from college to full-time employment at first was daunting but I had

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Tax senior associate Ziyad gained an Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) qualification while completing a higher apprenticeship on the School and College Leaver programme at PwC What does your role involve? “I assist companies in managing the tax implications of their globally mobile workforce. In simpler terms, I consult with global organisations to move their employees across borders in a tax compliant way.” What do you do on a day-to-day basis? “I’ll begin the day going out to meet with

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Jack Downes, 22, is one of the first chartered manager degree apprenticeship graduates from Aston University Jack, an application consultant at Capgemini and graduate of the chartered manager degree apprenticeship, said: “I decided on a degree apprenticeship because I could never see myself attending university in the traditional sense, but I knew that having a degree would be an invaluable asset for my career.” “My apprenticeship has helped my career more than I could ever have understood when I first

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Uzma Younis, 26, is a social media apprentice at Highways England “I joined Highways England as a social media apprentice after spending a few years at university studying computer science. I hadn’t initially planned to enter the field, but I saw the vacancy and thought it would be a really interesting role, especially being such an avid social media user myself. It’s safe to say I haven’t looked back!” “I’m grateful for having had the opportunity to pursue both paths

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Khadiza Begum, Louis Reece-Farren and Mayan Christophides are doing business-to-business sales apprenticeships at various organisations through Middlesex University Khadiza, 21, did a BA in management practice (business-to-business sales) at BT. She said: “I did well at school and then I went to university to study history. However I was quite uncertain about the job prospects I would have after graduating. I felt that on-the-job experience was more important for me than a traditional academic route, so I left my course.”

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