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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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Thomas Lawson has been named as the winner of JTL’s National Apprentice of the Year Award 2019 at 28 years of age. This astonishing achievement is the culmination of an apprenticeship course working as an electrician at Picow Electrical Engineering Tom completed his apprenticeship in just three years, which demonstrates his commitment to his work and career. Tom joined Picow after he had finished his A-levels at the age of 19. After spending time in the Army, he decided to

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Steve specialises in cyberspace communications for the RAF “I joined the RAF as a cyberspace communication specialist because it seemed to be the most diverse trade—going from satellite communications, providing datalinks deployed across the world, to IT support for fixed systems.” “From initial training at RAF Halton and professional training at RAF Cosford, I was posted into the ground support systems team for the Typhoon aircraft. As I’ve become more experienced I’m often asked for my advice on different issues,

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At 27 years of age, Kirsten Hopkins has been named as JTL Welsh Regional Electrical Apprentice of the Year 2019. The JTL National Awards reward apprentices who have exceeded expectations in the building services engineering sector During her four-year apprenticeship course working as an electrician at Zener Electrical Services, Kirsten worked exceptionally hard and successfully passed all her exams on the first attempt. Her work has involved a variety of demanding roles, including liaising with clients and acting as lead

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