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Past apprentice life stories 2013

Apprentices get involved in the creation of the Industry Apprentice Council (IAC), take on the Brathay Challenge and also help run school competitions and festival stands. 

Apprentices outside ten Downing Street to promote engineering professionalism

Apprentices head to Ten Downing Street to promote engineering professionalism

Engineering apprentices from across the UK met the Prime Minister earlier in the summer to help launch a government scheme that will boost the number of skilled engineers.


 

Flight simulator

BAE Systems Engineering Taster Week 2013

Apprentices from BAE Systems Electronic Systems operation in Rochester, Kent were involved in running an Engineering Taster Week during the first week of July. Report by technical apprentice Adam Ramsay.


 

From left to right: William Lawrance, IET member Ian McGillivray and Matthew Read

Engineers of the future hailed at SETA awards night

Apprentices from BAE Systems Electronic Systems operation in Rochester, Kent were involved in running an Engineering Taster Week during the first week of July. Report by technical apprentice Adam Ramsay.


 

Jet Manager

GE apprentices get festival fever

GE Aviation apprentices worked as STEM ambassadors at the Bath and West Show and Cheltenham Science Festival. Report by Jason Gower, junior systems engineer.


 

Display at Cheltenham Science Festival

GCHQ apprentices and students work together on festival challenges

GCHQ apprentices and placement students took an active role at the 2013 Cheltenham Science Festival, where they produced a range of displays and challenges to test visitors.


 

HETA winners at the awards night

HETA apprentices praised at awards nights

Humberside Engineering Training Association, (HETA) held separate award nights for Hull and HETA South Bank for the first time ever, to celebrate the apprentice cohort of 2012/13.


 

Invensys Rail apprentices

Invensys Rail apprentices support Ffestiniog Railway

Apprentices and graduates from Invensys Rail recently completed a challenging five day training and team-building programme working with the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway (F&WHR) in North Wales.


 

Sam Ball at the Conservative Party Conference with David Cameron

MBDA apprentice talks at Tory conference

MBDA apprentice Sam Ball, 21, addressed the Conservative Party Conference with a speech on the importance of apprenticeships.


 

Beth Sherbourne, Charlotte Hutton and Heather Peach picking up awards at the 2012 National Apprentice Awards

MBDA apprentices take home more awards

The winners of the 2012 National Apprentice Awards were revealed during the opening ceremony of WorldSkills UK - The Skills Show last November, where a number of MBDA apprentices were celebrated for their achievements.


 

MBDA’s Robot Rumble

MBDA’s Robot Rumble

Robot Rumble is an annual competition run by MBDA, where school pupils design and build robots. The latest competition was project managed by an apprentice: Lee Perrott.


 

Sam Ball, MBDA apprentice and IAC member

Manufacturing apprentices gain a national voice

The development of the Industry Apprentice Council (IAC) has brought together apprentices from across the UK to contribute to national debates and advise government on policies.


 

Delegates on the GE Aviation Systems mini project

Mini project introduces new recruits to working life

GE Aviation Systems runs a ‘mini project’ induction programme that all new graduates, interns and apprentices participate in. It is a three-week project where they get to experience the life cycle of a real project.


 

Luke Greenaway picking up his hard fought gold medal

QinetiQ apprentices go for gold

QinetiQ apprentices Simon Todd and Luke Greenaway are celebrating after both won gold medals at the prestigious World Skills UK competition at the Birmingham NEC.


 

The Engineering Academy hosted the E.ON stand at this year’s Big Bang Fair

Team E.ON take on the Brathay Challenge

Apprentices from E.ON undertook a wide range of events during National Apprenticeship Week as part of their Brathay Challenge work.


 

A montage of apprentices from the 2013 Brathay Apprentice Challenge poster

The 2013 Brathay Apprentice Challenge

Two teams of nine apprentices from MBDA Lostock and Stevenage are competing against over 90 national companies to become the Brathay Apprentice Team of the Year 2013.