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Tania Revill joined National Highways as a human resource apprentice and has recently passed her CIPD HR consultant level 5 apprenticeship  I applied for the apprenticeship after working in hospitality for more than 10 years because HR was something I became interested in. I am a people person and human resources became an area of interest and possible career path for me. I had been involved in some areas such as employee relations and learning and development that I wanted to explore further. But the prospect

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Teri Preston is working on the only major road project that has gained EU funding in England I joined National Highways in September 2020 after completing a degree in a subject I couldn’t see myself working in long-term. I had never thought about entering the construction sector previously, but now I can’t imagine myself doing an apprenticeship elsewhere. I’ve been on two placements since I’ve started National Highways, and both have been great learning opportunities where I’ve been involved with

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Aeryn Carpenter is undertaking a quantity surveying degree apprentice for National Highways  I applied to study quantity surveying at Birmingham City University full-time in 2019. I then applied and got a quantity surveying apprenticeship at National Highways at the end of my first year. I started my apprenticeship with National Highways in September 2020 and subsequently moved on to the part-time quantity surveying programme at my university. I currently work four days a week and attend university one day a week to study towards my RICS

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Heather Adams has learned vital life lessons as an apprentice at National Highways  Apprenticeships should be considered front-runners when it comes to higher education for college and sixth-form leavers. During my time as an apprentice with National Highways, I have realised that the first few years in the world of work are instrumental to reshaping what young people know about the world. In a few short months, I have learned vital life lessons, faced difficult realisations and grown into a

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Toby Crawley 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 in construction and the built environment; civil engineering course 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 subject I was

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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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