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Mia Khorasani, a graduate sales apprentice at Emerson Automation Solutions, shares her story and explains how she’s using her new skills, developed with the help of Mercuri International, to change her life Communication techniques Mia says: “During my sales apprenticeship we have practised and focused extensively on effective communication techniques. With the help of my LDC (learning and development coach) Tom, we have explored how to communicate in the most appropriate way using the right tools. This experience has really

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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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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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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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