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As a project management apprentice at Highways England, Ellie Noble, 20, gets to observe first-hand the construction of projects that she has worked on   After leaving sixth form, I didn’t want to go to university and build up lots of debt, when instead I could achieve an invaluable qualification while learning on the job and earning money. So I applied for a level 4 project management apprenticeship at Highways England.  I have been with Highways England since January 2019,

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Rosie Hardie, 22, a quantity surveying higher degree apprentice at Highways England, on why the apprenticeship route puts you ahead of the game   I began my quantity surveying and commercial management apprenticeship in September 2019. I made the decision to take the apprenticeship route rather than a full-time university course as I felt it would give me a massive head start in the industry and would put me at a great advantage once my degree was finished. Also, there

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As a business administration apprentice at Highways England, M Wasim coordinates the routes of extremely large cargo across the country   I am currently undertaking a business administration apprenticeship at Highways England. It covers a wide range of areas of the business environment. Some of the units I have completed are managing information systems, analysing and presenting business data, and creating bespoke business documents. My favourite unit so far was managing personal and professional development because it is one that

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Cushman & Wakefield apprentice Joshua Penemo on the benefits unique to an apprenticeship like his    When I was completing my A-levels, I knew that full-time university was not for me—being in debt from the beginning didn’t appeal to me in the slightest. While exploring my options, I came across the excellent opportunity of a degree apprenticeship, which consisted of earning while you learn! I found this appealing because not only was I going to be working towards a degree

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Elsa Sibley, an apprentice surveyor at Cushman & Wakefield, on the benefits of an apprenticeship at a prestigious company   I studied architecture at college and knew that a profession in something like this, or surveying, would interest me. I did not want to study as a full-time student as I knew this was not my way of learning. I decided to look for an apprenticeship. As an apprentice you get to see and use the knowledge taught at university

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Jack Downes is one of Aston University’s first chartered manager degree apprenticeship graduates   Jack, an application consultant at Capgemini and graduate of the chartered manager degree apprenticeship, said: “I decided on a degree apprenticeship because I could never see myself attending university in the traditional sense, but I knew that having a degree would be an invaluable asset for my career.” “My apprenticeship has helped my career more than I could ever have understood when I first began applying

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What does skiing in Austria have to do with being a HR specialist for the Adjutant General’s Corps?   With an Army apprenticeship, you can go anywhere. That’s why we were Rich’s first choice when he left university and decided to become a professional in business administration. Not only does he get to travel for work, he also has access to Adventurous Training opportunities, like learning to ski, scuba dive or parachute. “Not long after completing my apprenticeship, I was

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Business administration apprentice Harriet Cosgrove, 19, shares her career journey so far at AstraZeneca and what it means to see the fruits of your own labour   How long have you worked for AstraZeneca and what do you enjoy about your role? I have worked at the company since September 2019 as a project administrator. What I enjoy most is the variety of people I get to work with and support across the business, on all different levels, from apprentices

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Oscar Verracchia, 22, is enjoying the freedom and responsibility that has been given to him over the course of his HR consultant apprenticeship at AstraZeneca   How long have you worked for AstraZeneca and what do you enjoy about your role? I have worked at AstraZeneca for two years. What I enjoy most about my role is the freedom and responsibility that has been given to me over the course of the apprenticeship. My hiring managers and colleagues have always

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Mia Khorasani, a graduate sales apprentice at Emerson Automation Solutions, shares her story and explains how she’s using her new skills, developed with the help of Mercuri International, to change her life Communication techniques Mia says: “During my sales apprenticeship we have practised and focused extensively on effective communication techniques. With the help of my LDC (learning and development coach) Tom, we have explored how to communicate in the most appropriate way using the right tools. This experience has really

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