Babcock: Jake Thomas Woodward

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 past few years, and I love going to work and learning every day. I also feel more prepared for life and the various challenges that can bring.”

“My biggest achievement to date was being crowned overall JLR Apprentice of the Year in the UK for 2019. This has shown me that if you work hard in life, you can be rewarded accordingly. You get out of it what you put into it.”

“The programme has really developed me as a person, both at work and home. I feel far more able when trying out new things. Challenges are no longer a daunting idea, which makes me even more eager to do better.I aspire to progress onto a JLR master technician level 4, running my own team at a JLR retailer, and maybe even help coach the next generation of apprentices!”

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