ATG Training: Ed Smith

17-year-old Ed Smith chose ATG Training for his apprentice in propulsion engineering for Moog Inc

Ed fought off stiff competition in a series of assessments to successfully secure the role as an engineering apprentice for Moog Inc, a company specialising in the development and manufacture of in-space propulsion systems for military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, marine applications, and medical equipment.

As an advanced level apprentice, Ed is employed full-time by Moog, with a day release to attend ATG Training (based in Aylesbury), working towards a BTEC level 3.

“Since joining Moog I’ve been perfecting my precision skills at college, which is pretty important as I will be doing micro-drilling to create fuel injectors, which can involve drilling items that are thinner than a strand of human hair,” explains Ed. “I did AS-levels at Aylesbury Grammar School before I discovered the opportunity with Moog. I really like being able to do a practical course knowing I’m working towards a qualification that will help me in a job I’ve already secured, rather than sitting in a classroom reading textbooks that are not relevant to my work and ambitions.”

Ed’s apprenticeship gives him the opportunity to use the technical skills and knowledge he gains from his time at ATG Training in the workplace, and will also give him the chance to achieve a recognised and valued qualification in engineering. As an employee of Moog, Ed will be in an excellent position to continue a challenging and rewarding career with an innovative and highly acclaimed company.

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