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The winner of the award for the JTL Mechanical Engineering Services Apprentice of the Year 2019 was named as Aaron Housen, a 24-year-old engineer working at Dunamis Heating & Mechanical Services Aaron started his apprenticeship with Dunamis at the age of 18 and demonstrated an enthusiasm for his work from the start. During his course, he passed all of his exams at the highest level to NVQ 3 and developed mechanical skills and systems knowledge to an exceptionally high standard.

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Rina is a 23-year-old engineering apprentice at the Ministry of Defence – Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) The DE&S engineering degree apprenticeship allows individuals to partake in a choice of aerospace, nuclear or weapons ordnance, munitions and explosives (WOME) specialisms. Rina said: “After school, I had decided to become a paramedic. I was two years in when I decided it wasn’t for me, so I enrolled in an access to engineering course at Westminster Kingsway College in London. I applied

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Kyle is an engineering apprentice at the Ministry of Defence – Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) The DE&S engineering degree apprenticeship supports individuals in attaining an engineering degree, while, at the same time, earning a competitive salary. Kyle said: “During my time at school and college I often found that I was pushed towards academic learning, even though I preferred (and performed better) when I was able to apply my learning directly to a job. I applied to the engineering

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Tsamaija Forsynthe-Gidharry, materials laboratories apprentice at Rolls-Royce, explains why being hands-on doesn’t mean you miss out on learning “It’s not the case that being an apprentice means you don’t get to do higher-level qualifications. I’m studying for a degree in engineering and advanced manufacturing. And I get to go to Derby University one day a week to study.” “For me, this apprenticeship was the perfect step after A-levels. I’m involved in real projects. But I don’t miss out on gaining

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Matthew Campbell, a non-destructive testing apprentice at Rolls-Royce who had already earned two degrees before doing his apprenticeship, is living proof that not all apprentices are just out of school “I’m not a school leaver. I left school eight years ago, went to university, got a degree, went to another university, got a post-graduate degree, taught maths in a school for three years, decided I didn’t really want to do that anymore, and then came here.” “So clearly, apprenticeships are

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Romana Ahmed, higher engineering apprentice at Rolls-Royce, explains about the challenging work that apprentices tackle during their apprenticeship “We get given proper work here at Rolls-Royce. I always had this fear inside before I started that I wouldn’t be given more interesting work because of the ‘apprentice’ label. But it is at the other end of the scale for me—a day in a meeting with a chief design engineer wouldn’t be unusual. As an apprentice at Rolls-Royce, you’re challenged every

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Kathryn Bowley, practical apprentice at Rolls-Royce, reveals how doing an apprenticeship is never second best “I got an offer to go to university. But it wasn’t something I wanted for myself. Going out into the business and meeting people who’ve done apprenticeships and people who’ve done degrees doing the same jobs, I’ve realised that whatever route you take, it’s possible to do the job you really want to.” “Just like students at university, most apprentices are of similar age—and there

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Jack Kaye has completed an engineering apprenticeship at Arla Foods and gained a recognised qualification Jack started his career as a trainee quality manager for a small food distribution company. He enjoyed the role and wanted to progress and learn more about the industry, in particular the engineering side of the role. On learning about the Eden Apprenticeship with Arla, he felt this was an ideal way to gain a recognised qualification with a market leader in the industry. Jack

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After completing a Level 3 apprenticeship in engineering, Shayne Hadland was selected to represent the UK at the WorldSkills competition in Brazil Shayne began his apprenticeship with the RAF in 2008 and completed a level 3 NVQ in aeronautical engineering (mechanical component overhaul), an advanced level apprenticeship in engineering. Shayne said: “My experience as an apprentice was great. I got to complete it in the transmission bay of the Puma Depth Support Hub at RAF Benson. This meant I was

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Lance Corporal Josh Mills is an electrician with the Royal Corps of Signals and training with an apprenticeship through the Army During a six-month tour of Afghanistan, a then 19-year-old Lance Corporal Josh Mills of 11 Signal Regiment was part of the team responsible for delivering power to ground troops. Flying across the region, Josh worked as part of small teams on projects ranging from two days to two weeks at a time. For Josh, it’s challenges like these that

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