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Babcock apprentice Jack Cardwell is a service technician and Fiat professional “My apprenticeship was really enjoyable. You get to make new friends and learn a new skill at the same time. It’s not like being at school. There’s lots of hands on learning so you are not sitting in a lecture hall with loads of other people, reading from PowerPoint, You are actually getting to do it yourself.” “The best thing about the training was the amount of help we

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Babcock apprentices Gillian Anderson and Helen Bonham are service technicians at Audi Gillian grew up in Ayrshire, Scotland, and Helen in Stratford, England, so how did they meet and become best friends? Through their apprenticeship training to become Audi service technicians. They met when they began their service technician apprenticeship training and have been there for each other ever since. Training has been fun and challenging for both of them: “Before I arrived, I had studied car mechanics, but when

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Babcock apprentice Jake Thomas Woodward is a service technician at Hatfields Land Rover Pickering “After my first year at sixth form college, I decided that I wanted to start working, and get out of the traditional education routes. Apprenticeships seemed to offer me a great mix of learning and working, and earning a salary all at the same time.” “My employer, Hatfields Land Rover Pickering, has been supportive from day one. My self-esteem and confidence has grown loads over the

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Amelia Kirwan is on a project manager apprenticeship within the incident prevention team at Highways England Talking about her role at Highways England, Amelia, 19, agrees that she’s passionate about working in this sector. “I love the structure and organised format of my role. Working within a small team allowed me to get to know everybody, which created a friendly working environment.” “I sourced the apprenticeship in my own time. My dad is a site manager within the construction industry,

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Vlad Rusu is a quantity surveying apprentice at Highways England “My work revolves around the three imperatives at Highways England, which are: safety, customer service and delivery. My aim is to deliver a project on budget, on time, safely and to ensure customers (ie, road users, motorists and local residents) are affected as little as possible due to our activities on our motorways and A-roads. I am currently on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon project, the largest infrastructure project in

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Daniel Foreman, 19, is a project management apprentice based in major projects at Highways England in Guildford Daniel is very happy working in project management. As he explained: “You have the ability to influence the transport infrastructure of this country, which has an impact on everyday road users.” “In all honesty, at no point did I set out to pursue a career in engineering. However, since starting within Highways England, I’ve found the engineering concepts I engage with on a

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Liberty Hunt is a second-year vehicles sales apprentice, working towards both nationally recognised qualifications and Jaguar Land Rover-specific certifications as part of the Jaguar Land Rover commercial apprenticeship programme Liberty has the opportunity to work in a prestigious retailer environment while learning the skills she needs to be successful in her job role. This apprenticeship programme is second to none, giving Liberty and others like her the starting point to drive their career forward. “I am now in the second

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Working in a Fiat dealership has given Joseph Devey the opportunity to learn a trade and prepare for his working life ahead Joseph is a service technician apprentice from Guest Fiat in Willinghall, part of the Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) group. Joseph goes on block release to Babcock (FCA’s training partner) to learn, practise and apply his knowledge. Back at his workplace, he is supported by a mentor, and, as his skills have developed, he has been given more responsibility

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Private Jean Sseninde is a driver with the Royal Logistic Corps in the British Army Private Jean Sseninde of 27 Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps, doesn’t have an average career. A keen sportswoman, Jean trained with Uganda’s national football team before dreams of making a difference in the world compelled her to leave home at 20. Despite her relative youth, and bouts of homesickness, Jean has already achieved more than so many of her peers. A British Army apprenticeship, much like

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Hannah Mills won the Volkswagen Group Apprentice of the Year award in the first year of her apprenticeship Hannah is a shining star of the Volkswagen Group apprenticeship programme. She won the Volkswagen Group Apprentice of the Year accolade for her brand in her first year as an apprentice; she appeared in an art exhibition to promote the role of women in a ‘man’s world’; she featured in the #DrivenWomen campaign to inspire other young women to join Volkswagen Group;

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