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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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Rosie Davies, who is undertaking her apprenticeship at Boeing and the AMRC Training Centre, operates machinery and creates components for aeroplane actuators Why do you feel an apprenticeship is the right route into engineering? “I strongly believe that an apprenticeship is the right route into engineering because you start learning and earning straight away. You aren’t held back by student debt like you would be at university. It isn’t all textbooks and case studies. Instead, you are learning hands-on and

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Liam Walpole is a process technician apprentice at British Sugar Liam previously worked as a trainee project engineer for an oil and gas company. He completed A-levels in maths and physics, as well as a level 3 BTEC in engineering. Why did he opt for an apprenticeship? He said: “I chose to complete an apprenticeship with British Sugar because the programme seemed well structured with various different areas in which to progress. I also preferred a more hands-on role over

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