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Apprentice case studies

Apprentices from a variety of engineering and technology apprenticeships share their experiences.

Martin Johnston, RAF

Martin Johnston, RAF

Martin signed up for an RAF advanced apprenticeship in aeronautical engineering in his late twenties, after deciding to make a career change. His focus is on electronics and avionics and he’s had the chance to work on fast jets, travel and gain a specialist education.


 

 

Jonathan Hesketh, Cisco

Jonathan Hesketh, Cisco

As a cross-functional apprentice on Cisco’s IT apprenticeship programme, Jonathan is gaining experience across many of the company’s technical roles. He plans to move into a sales position on completion of the scheme.


 

 

Kyle Johnston, RAF

Kyle Johnston, RAF

After completing an apprenticeship straight from school, Kyle joined the RAF in order to work towards an advanced apprenticeship in aeronautical engineering, focusing on mechanics and propulsion.


 

 

Danielle Calvert, MBDA

Danielle Calvert, MBDA

Engineering apprentice Danielle is currently working on type 45 destroyers in Portsmouth. Here she talks about her experiences working at MBDA, where she’s had the chance to travel, gain new qualifications, network and even win awards.


 

 

Wayne Goodman, RAF

Wayne Goodman, RAF

As an RAF apprentice, senior aircraftman (SAC) Wayne Goodman has had the opportunity to travel around the world working on the avionics of fast jets such as Tornados. Here he highlights the opportunities this apprenticeship has given him.


 

 

Anthony Benton, Unilever

Anthony Benton, Unilever

Having completed an engineering apprenticeship at Unilever, where he gained several qualifications including a HNC, Anthony now works for the company as a manual technician and plans to start an engineering degree soon.


 

           

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