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As a project management apprentice at Highways England, Ellie Noble, 20, gets to observe first-hand the construction of projects that she has worked on   After leaving sixth form, I didn’t want to go to university and build up lots of debt, when instead I could achieve an invaluable qualification while learning on the job and earning money. So I applied for a level 4 project management apprenticeship at Highways England.  I have been with Highways England since January 2019,

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Syeda Taslima Khanom, 28, opted for a project management apprenticeship at Highways England after deciding to change careers   I decided to make a career change from teaching into project management. They are not too dissimilar in terms of the skills and qualities required, but I was aware that I had specialised in science and I would need to retrain myself in this new field. I knew my strengths were in problem solving, planning and delivery. I also enjoyed working

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Rosie Hardie, 22, a quantity surveying higher degree apprentice at Highways England, on why the apprenticeship route puts you ahead of the game   I began my quantity surveying and commercial management apprenticeship in September 2019. I made the decision to take the apprenticeship route rather than a full-time university course as I felt it would give me a massive head start in the industry and would put me at a great advantage once my degree was finished. Also, there

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As a business administration apprentice at Highways England, M Wasim coordinates the routes of extremely large cargo across the country   I am currently undertaking a business administration apprenticeship at Highways England. It covers a wide range of areas of the business environment. Some of the units I have completed are managing information systems, analysing and presenting business data, and creating bespoke business documents. My favourite unit so far was managing personal and professional development because it is one that

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Babcock apprentice Jack Cardwell is a service technician and Fiat professional “My apprenticeship was really enjoyable. You get to make new friends and learn a new skill at the same time. It’s not like being at school. There’s lots of hands on learning so you are not sitting in a lecture hall with loads of other people, reading from PowerPoint, You are actually getting to do it yourself.” “The best thing about the training was the amount of help we

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Babcock apprentices Gillian Anderson and Helen Bonham are service technicians at Audi Gillian grew up in Ayrshire, Scotland, and Helen in Stratford, England, so how did they meet and become best friends? Through their apprenticeship training to become Audi service technicians. They met when they began their service technician apprenticeship training and have been there for each other ever since. Training has been fun and challenging for both of them: “Before I arrived, I had studied car mechanics, but when

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Babcock apprentice Jake Thomas Woodward is a service technician at Hatfields Land Rover Pickering “After my first year at sixth form college, I decided that I wanted to start working, and get out of the traditional education routes. Apprenticeships seemed to offer me a great mix of learning and working, and earning a salary all at the same time.” “My employer, Hatfields Land Rover Pickering, has been supportive from day one. My self-esteem and confidence has grown loads over the

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Amelia Kirwan is on a project manager apprenticeship within the incident prevention team at Highways England Talking about her role at Highways England, Amelia, 19, agrees that she’s passionate about working in this sector. “I love the structure and organised format of my role. Working within a small team allowed me to get to know everybody, which created a friendly working environment.” “I sourced the apprenticeship in my own time. My dad is a site manager within the construction industry,

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Vlad Rusu is a quantity surveying apprentice at Highways England “My work revolves around the three imperatives at Highways England, which are: safety, customer service and delivery. My aim is to deliver a project on budget, on time, safely and to ensure customers (ie, road users, motorists and local residents) are affected as little as possible due to our activities on our motorways and A-roads. I am currently on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon project, the largest infrastructure project in

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Daniel Foreman, 19, is a project management apprentice based in major projects at Highways England in Guildford Daniel is very happy working in project management. As he explained: “You have the ability to influence the transport infrastructure of this country, which has an impact on everyday road users.” “In all honesty, at no point did I set out to pursue a career in engineering. However, since starting within Highways England, I’ve found the engineering concepts I engage with on a

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