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Cameron Hughes is securing a career as a level 3 science manufacturing technician apprentice with ATAC, working for Freeline Therapeutics    Cameron was studying towards his A-levels at sixth form but quickly realised that this learning environment was not the right fit for him. Despite having good GCSE grades, he found his preferred way of learning to be applying first-hand knowledge, skills and theory back into the job role. By actively searching for alternative options to the traditional school to

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Emilia Reyes Pabon is progressing through apprenticeships at University of Oxford’s Clinical BioManufacturing Facility and helping to contribute to the Covid-19 response with ATAC Emilia achieved her A-levels in biology, chemistry and physics. She decided early on that she enjoyed hands-on experience and learning in the workplace. From the work experience she attained from an NHS Foundation Trust in Oxford and within the Department of Physiology Anatomy & Genetics (DPAG, University of Oxford), she knew she absolutely wanted to work

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Meet Matt. He thought he’d left it too late to join the Army. Actually, he was just getting started   Not sure if you’d qualify for an Army apprenticeship? You might be surprised. We welcome people from every kind of background. Matt was in his 30s when he joined us. He’d always dreamed of a career in the Army, but an injury at 16 meant that he trained as a plumber instead. After working for the Police and Immigration Service,

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From County Durham to Canada, Andy’s career in the Army has taken him across the globe   Want a job where you can travel, make mates for life and pick up transferable skills, but still deciding if the Army is right for you? Andy was on the fence too, until he joined the British Army. “I joined up not knowing how I’d take to the Army, but it turns out I love it!”    When you start, there will be

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Laura Muir, from Southampton, was among the winners of the RAF Apprentice of the Year award in 2020   Why was the offer of an apprenticeship important to you when you joined the RAF? The offer of an apprenticeship scheme was very important to me as I did not want to take the conventional route of obtaining qualifications through higher education such as college or university. It allowed me to obtain employment while also continuing to learn.   What does

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Jake Allen, from Kingston Upon Thames, was among the winners of the RAF Apprentice of the Year award in 2020   Why was the offer of an apprenticeship important to you when you joined the RAF? The offer was important as I was working within the catering industry at the time. As qualifications were hard to come by and time consuming, by joining the RAF I could complete an apprenticeship within a more convenient time frame and learn more appealing

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Maisie Dix from Stylers in Dover completed her level 2 hair professionals apprenticeship at Saks Apprenticeships with flying colours, scoring a stunning 700 out of 700 Maisie chose to pursue a career in hairdressing because she was really interested in different styles that you can achieve with hair and wanted to learn what hair was actually all about. She also has ambitions of running her own salon. This ambition and the skills learnt during her training led Maisie to become

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Jessica Wright, who is nearing the end of her advanced hairdressing apprenticeship, completed her level 2 with an amazing distinction at Saks Apprenticeships Level 3 hairdressing apprentice Jessica Wright made the decision early in her life to become a hair stylist, having studied hairdressing for her GCSEs and moving straight into a hairdressing apprenticeship at Saks Apprenticeships. Jessica chose hairdressing as a career because of her love of making other people feel better about themselves and being a creative person

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Benji Barley is an apprentice business analyst at NFU Mutual   What Apprenticeship are you on? Business Analysis Apprenticeship Programme – Provided by Assist KD. Why did you chose the apprenticeship route? An apprenticeship is a great way to kick start your professional career and provides an ideal environment for you to learn and grow. It is also an opportunity to gain a recognised qualification in your chosen field, which along with the experience you gain could give you the

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Dominique Stout is a personal injury claims paralegal for NFU Mutual   School attended: St Benedicts (secondary) and Alcester grammar (sixth form) Office you work in: Head office, Tiddington Department, team or function you work in: Large loss claims What first attracted you to NFU Mutual as an employer? The career prospects were what initially attracted me. I had heard good feedback from friends that worked/ had worked here about the company’s passion for growing employees. What is it about

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