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SAC(T) Allan McClurg is an aircraft avionics technician currently stationed at RAF Lossiemouth on 6 Sqn, working with Typhoon aircraft. He was among the winners at the 2020 RAF National Apprenticeship Awards   Why was the offer of an apprenticeship important to you when you joined the RAF? I prefer working hands on and practically as opposed to university or college.   What does the award mean to you and your family? We are massively proud as my father was

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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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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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Umar Malik, 22, is a civil engineering degree apprentice at AECOM, studying at Liverpool John Moores University. He has already achieved the EngTech MICE professional qualification with the Institution of Civil Engineers as part of his apprenticeship   How did you get into civil engineering? During my time at college, I attended a presentation delivered by AECOM’s technical director. He explained what civil engineering was and why it was a great career choice. At the end of the presentation, he

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Harriet’s apprenticeship took her from engineering novice to trained vehicle mechanic   Are you craving a new adventure? Not sure what to do next? You’re not alone. When Harriet finished her studies, she realised she wanted to make a fresh start.  “I wanted to do something completely different—but I had no technical background at all.” That’s why, when you join the Army as an apprentice, we make sure you start gaining transferable skills from day one. You don’t need to

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Kirbi Taylor, an apprentice service engineer at Nikken Kosakusho Europe, took the apprenticeship route into engineering and talks about the opportunities that an organisation such as the AMRC Training Centre provides   Why do you feel an apprenticeship is the right route for engineering? Engineering is not just one thing. It is a combination of multiple disciplines. It’s a combination of maths, physics, chemistry and much more. I believe that an apprenticeship offers the best balance of academic learning and

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As a science industry maintenance technician at AstraZeneca, apprentice Thomas Crewe, 21, works behind the scenes to keep the manufacturing plants running   How long have you worked for AstraZeneca? What do you enjoy about your role? I’m in my final year of a four-year apprenticeship and love the variety of work I do. From working on very small pieces of equipment to conducting work on large pressure vessels, each day is different. I work behind the scenes to keep

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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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Dylan Sanderson and Josh White explain what it’s like to be a Liberty apprentice Dylan is an 18 year old doing an electrical engineering degree apprenticeship and is in his first year of five. “I’ve always liked engineering. I made stuff for my mates like go-karts when I was younger and then I did resistant materials in school and decided I liked it. I did engineering at college level and once I finished there, thought I’d get an apprenticeship.” “All

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Josh, a mechanical engineer at Associated British Ports, would highly recommend an apprenticeship with HETA After completing my A-levels in 2014, I joined HETA. I was originally interested in going to university to study mechanical engineering, but I felt that the apprenticeship route would be more beneficial, as it offered ‘hands-on’ experience. Following the recruitment process, I was able to secure an interview with Associated British Ports (ABP). Having been successful, I was offered a four-year advanced apprenticeship in mechanical

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