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Prior to starting his gas engineering apprenticeship, Aaron served in the Royal Marines for 15 years. When his service ended Aaron briefly worked as a gym instructor before realising this wasn’t the career for him, and that he was interested in learning a trade. Aaron knew he’d need to start at the bottom with his training and heard about the vacancy with Sure Maintenance through a friend. His wife Rachel encouraged him to apply and Aaron’s journey towards a new

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Tessa Dunford is a current engineering apprentice at Warrington Mail Centre and joined the Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship scheme with Royal Mail as she was excited by the vast opportunities across the country Tessa stated, “Royal Mail’s apprenticeship programme was well paid, exciting and the most convenient for me in comparison to other opportunities, as I did not need to relocate due to the range of sites across the country. This has also meant that there are excellent opportunities for relocation

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Raja Janjua, from the West Midlands, was one of the winners of the RAF Apprentice of the Year 2020   Why was the offer of an apprenticeship important to you when you joined the RAF? It was very important as it would secure me a career as well as allowing me to earn while I was learning.   What does this award mean to you and your family? This award means that I’m getting recognition for doing my role, using

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Ben started his apprenticeship with Leonardo during the pandemic in 2020 and he believes the inclusive environment helped him on his apprenticeship journey At Leonardo, our commitment to our people, and to being an inclusive and diverse organisation, ensures everyone who steps through our doors feels included and supported. By understanding our people and what they need better, we continually work to remove barriers that people can experience when they come to work. One such employee who has found Leonardo’s

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Ailie Henderson is an associate database engineer at Sky   Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship at Sky? I’ve always wanted to work at Sky as I’ve had it as long as I can remember and absolutely love TV and cinema. I realised later in life that I wanted to get into tech, but with no degree or experience and college not being an option, I had no idea where to start. Sky’s technology apprenticeship meant that I

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Verity Marsterson is a My Sky App Android developer at Sky What’s the culture like at Sky? How are you supported? Sky has a great inclusive culture that encourages you to stretch yourself and learn more about the things that you’re interested in. For example, while studying my apprenticeship I became really interested in accessibility and building software that takes into consideration the needs of our visually impaired or blind customers. On the course I was given the space to

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William Medlock is a workshop CNC team leader at AESSEAL PLC, working towards a level 3 mechanical engineering advanced apprenticeship at the University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre   Why do you feel an apprenticeship is the right route for engineering? Apprenticeships are a great opportunity as you are able to gain qualifications while working at the same time, plus you are guaranteed a job after you complete an apprenticeship. I was also able to progress to higher level qualifications,

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Ellie Betteridge is a network engineer apprentice with Virgin Media I chose to do an apprenticeship because I wanted to change direction in my career. I had completed a degree in sports science but no longer wanted to work in that industry. I knew an apprenticeship would be the right place to start again so I could build up my skills and knowledge. In my apprenticeship with Virgin Media, I complete 80% of my time on the job and 20%

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Jack Caddick is a field technician apprentice with Virgin Media I’m 19, from Liverpool and have just recently completed my residential field technician apprenticeship with Virgin Media, achieving a distinction grade. I began my journey with Virgin Media in September 2019, after I had left my two-year role in an electrical installation apprenticeship. Throughout school I always knew that university was not something that I was interested in, I wanted to get straight into hands-on work and earn while I

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Ben Jenkins is a qualified electrician and former JTL apprentice at Chelmsford Electrical Ltd Ben was grammar school educated and brought up in an environment where university was the perceived route to a career. He went a different way, however. “Over time I got a taste for electronics,” he explains. “I realised I didn’t want to go down the generic path that most of my peers were taking. I wanted something where I could use my head but also my

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