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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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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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Rosie Davies, who is undertaking her apprenticeship at Boeing and the AMRC Training Centre, operates machinery and creates components for aeroplane actuators Why do you feel an apprenticeship is the right route into engineering? “I strongly believe that an apprenticeship is the right route into engineering because you start learning and earning straight away. You aren’t held back by student debt like you would be at university. It isn’t all textbooks and case studies. Instead, you are learning hands-on and

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Liam Walpole is a process technician apprentice at British Sugar Liam previously worked as a trainee project engineer for an oil and gas company. He completed A-levels in maths and physics, as well as a level 3 BTEC in engineering. Why did he opt for an apprenticeship? He said: “I chose to complete an apprenticeship with British Sugar because the programme seemed well structured with various different areas in which to progress. I also preferred a more hands-on role over

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Tom Williams, 20, is a Virgin Media network engineer apprentice Tom was recently awarded ‘Learner of the Month’ by trainers of his level 4 network engineer apprenticeship with Virgin Media, for successfully completing every test and practical exam in his first nine months on the scheme and becoming the first in his group to pass the professional qualification. He said: “I’ve always been interested in IT; in school, I built my own computer and I’ve always kept up to date

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Ewan Roach, 20, is a civil engineer apprentice on Virgin Media’s Project Lightning After a year at university, Ewan decided that his degree choice wasn’t going to lead him to the career he really wanted and took the decision to apply to the Virgin Media civil engineering apprenticeship. Attracted by ‘Project Lightning’, the biggest investment in UK digital infrastructure in over a decade, Ewan instantly saw the possibilities of working on and the responsibilities this could offer. It was only

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Richard, who is studying for a BEng (hons) in computer engineering at the University of Greenwich, was granted an Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) award The IET awarded Richard one of the first IET Volunteer Core Value Awards, alongside the rest of his IET On Campus team at the University of Greenwich. Richard is currently: Chair of the IET On Campus at Greenwich (Group of the Year Award 2018) Committee member for IET Kent Council member of IET Scholarship

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Jack Caswell, 21, is a science industry maintenance technician at AstraZeneca How long have you worked for AstraZeneca? What do you enjoy about your role? “I’m in the final year of my four-year apprenticeship and really enjoy the variety that each day brings, making the role interesting and challenging. I could be working on a breakdown, carrying out preventative maintenance or calibrating technical equipment, which are all essential to ensure a large pharmaceutical site continues to operate safely and efficiently.

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Norris Tobias is enjoying life as an engineering apprentice at DHL’s co-pack facility in Coventry Norris is in his third year as an engineering apprentice and really enjoys what he does. It’s a diverse role that lets him work with robots in a co-pack environment to help improve their programming so they work more efficiently. He can be involved in everything automation and robotics-related, from testing new robots to resolving issues on the production line. Norris said: “My favourite part

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