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Roisin Chapman-Allison and James Needham of Boeing Sheffield on becoming an apprentice, and recruiting one Roisin Chapman-Allison, an apprentice machinist at Boeing Sheffield, knows more about yoke component manufacturing for aircraft than anyone else in Europe. And she’s only 17. Opened in October last year, Boeing Sheffield manufactures more than 100 different high-tech actuation components for the 737 and 767 wing trailing edges. Hailing from Sheffield herself, Roisin is also a second year machining apprentice with the University of Sheffield

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Bridgwater & Taunton College has celebrated the achievements of its apprenticeship cohort at a glitzy awards ceremony at the McMillan Theatre, as part of National Apprenticeship Week. The college currently has 3,000 apprentices enrolled on programmes with more than 1,400 employers, making it the largest provider of apprenticeships in the Southwest. The Intermediate Apprentice of the Year award was won by Leonie Perrett, who, during her level 2 apprenticeship, has progressed to assistant production manager at Goose & Gander, a

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Emma Leire of Centauri Therapeutics explains to the University of Kent that the great thing about an apprenticeship is that you can train the apprentice in a specific area so you are tailoring a person’s skills to your area of work What’s your name and role here? My name is Emma Leire and I’m the lead microbiologist here at Centauri Therapeutics. Can you tell us a little about the apprenticeships at Centauri? So we are a small biotechnology company and we

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Completing the circle Apprenticeships are the best way to keep the restaurant industry growing and maintain high standards, says Dan Doherty, chef director at Duck & Waffle My apprenticeship started with my mum. I always wanted to be a chef, but didn’t really know what the options were or the best way to go about it. I was working in a little restaurant back home in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, and I planned to stay there and keep learning and try to

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Apprenticeships transformed my business When his IT and telecoms business hit a period of sudden growth, Anthony Impey recruited local apprentices to create a pool of talent with the skills that the company needed I started Optimity in 2003 to supply IT and telecoms services to businesses and for years we enjoyed steady growth. This all changed three years ago when a client contacted us wanting an ultra-fast broadband installed the following week. This is impossible to do using traditional

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Banging the drum for apprenticeships Small businesses need apprenticeships trained in digital marketing skills to build their online brand, says Penny Power OBE To find myself working within the world of apprenticeships is a real honour. I have enormous respect for the people working in this sector, the parents who see the light and the young people who realise that this is the right path for them. I began working with apprenticeships in 2011. Until then, my world had been

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It’s not a man’s job, it’s your job! Women should not be excluded or deterred from exploring all roles within the construction industry; there are opportunities aplenty and the industry needs you, says Jean Duprez MBE It’s an exciting time for anyone looking at an apprenticeship to take as a first step on the career ladder. So much is happening with regard to Trailblazers, the apprenticeship levy, qualifications and Higher and Degree Apprenticeships. It is vital that the right information

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Take the wheel with an apprenticeship Exceptional training and exciting careers available for aspiring apprentices, says the Institute of the Motor Industry CEO Steve Nash Having spent my entire working life in the motor industry, I have long been an advocate and supporter of apprenticeships. I discovered first-hand how much value there is in investing in and growing your own talent when I ran a large and busy BMW operation in London in the mid-1980s. On joining the manufacturer, BMW

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Apprenticeships: a brighter future in hospitality For Thomas Dubaere, managing director of AccorHotels, one of the biggest challenges the hospitality industry faces is that people often aren’t aware of the diverse and exciting career options available to them When it comes to hospitality people typically think of two jobs: front of house or housekeeping. In fact we offer over 100 different job roles – everything from beauty therapist to IT support. We want to educate and inspire people about the

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The key ingredient to making a success Apprenticeships are an ideal option for getting a foot in the door, says Gordon Ramsey Group chef Kim Woodward Everyone has to start somewhere but that doesn’t mean that you have to settle at the bottom rung of the ladder. Make smart choices about where you want to study your craft. Go after those restaurants, chefs and companies that inspire and excite you. The most important thing, though, is to make a start

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