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Erin Ruddy, 20, is a civil engineer who was recognised at the College BIG Awards as the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation Apprentice of the Year    I enrolled on the level 3 transport planning technician apprenticeship after coming across the course online. I had completed GCSEs and was six months into my A-levels when I realised they weren’t for me. I started researching apprenticeships after some friends had taken that route and came across transport planning.   It’s quite

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JTL apprentice Ahmar Iqbal won the 2019 Health, Medical and Social Care Apprentice of the Year Award at the Asian Apprenticeship Awards held at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham   Ahmar is currently a third-year level 3 engineering apprentice with the Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust. He originally planned to go to university to train as a pharmacist. However, after completing the first year of his degree, he realised he preferred more hands-on work. Ahmar applied and was accepted for

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Dillon Jones of Derry Building Services wins prestigious industry prize   Electrical apprentice Dillon Jones has been recognised as one of the country’s leading electrotechnical and engineering services trainees, after winning the coveted 2019 ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award. Dillon, who works for ECA Member-firm Derry Building Services in Newark, was trained by leading provider JTL. After overcoming fierce competition from two other finalists, Dillon won prizes including £1,500 and a study tour to France sponsored by industry

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JTL plumbing apprentice Callum Abberley from Stretton in Derbyshire won the Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2019 award   The award win came with a huge career boosting prize of a £10,000 trade bundle that includes a MacBook Air and accessories, Google Home, £5,000 worth of Screwfix products, and £3,000 to go towards future training courses.   Callum follows in the footsteps of a number of JTL apprentices that have been successful in winning awards this year up and down the country. Callum,

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TClarke’s Apprentice of the Year 2019 was won by JTL apprentice Emma Nichols, who works for the company’s South West team Following her award win, Emma was automatically enrolled onto TClarke’s Future Leaders, which takes a group of people with high potential from across our UK business and brings them a range of professional development, training and project work opportunities to help each one to build their expertise. TClarke’s Group managing director, Mike Crowder, said: “Emma will now have access

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Toby Crawley, 21, is a civil engineering degree apprentice at Siemens, studying at Wiltshire College. Toby is the winner of the New Civil Engineer Apprentice of the Year Award 2019   How did you become a civil engineer? A BTEC level 3 extended diploma course in construction and the built environment, focusing on civil engineering, was being launched at a college near me in Chippenham. I jumped at the opportunity to move over and take my A-level equivalents in the

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Sabrina Irfan, 23, is an apprentice civil engineer at Keller, doing a BEng (Hons) in civil and infrastructure engineering at the University of Warwick, and working towards professional qualification with the Institution of Civil Engineers   Why did you choose a civil engineering degree apprenticeship? I chose to do an apprenticeship because it offered me the opportunity to get real world experience and gain invaluable employability skills alongside a degree.  I had always considered a full-time degree as that’s what

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Rebekah Mehmi, a chartered town planner apprentice at Wycombe District Council, on the benefits of an apprenticeship through the Royal Town Planning Institute From an early age, I was interested as to how we can live sustainably. I chose planning as a career as I wanted to be part of the decision making processes that shape our towns and cities. Many of our historic local communities need regeneration and I want to be part of that driving force that brings

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Daniel Parkinson is gaining a wealth of experience balancing his studies with a role at Balfour Beatty and a degree through the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) For Daniel, a degree apprenticeship provided an invaluable opportunity to progress his career within the construction industry. The 27-year-old from Preston is now in his third and final year of the part-time BSc (hons) quantity surveying course at UCLan. A programme he chose to embark upon due to the quality of teaching and

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Chris Meredith is an apprentice at Jacobs, where he works as a senior technician. He’s doing his apprenticeship training with Leeds College of Building Chris didn’t have the best start in life and left school without any GCSEs. After leaving school and undertaking several odd jobs, he ended up unemployed. He was at rock bottom, but he yearned to be successful and was determined to get his life on track. Previously, he had undertaken a level 1 BTEC at Leeds

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