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Apprentice life

Find out what IET apprentice members have been up to  - read news and reports on special projects, competitions, charitable work and events.

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Are you up to the challenge?

New IET Global Challenge competition asks you to solve a real-world engineering challenge faced by humanitarians working in the field.



Junior Leaders Field Gun Competition

Network Rail apprentices return victorious from battle with the armed forces

Network Rail’s apprentices proved they are tougher than apprentices from the RAF and the Royal Navy coming out top at the annual Junior Leaders Field Gun Competition, held at HMS Collingwood in Gosport, Hampshire this June.



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.



WES Conference 2013

STEM-focused women network and learn at WES Conference 2013

Zoe George, currently studying a doctorate in formulation engineering at the University of Birmingham, writes about her experiences at the Women’s Engineering Society’s 2013 conference, entitled Harnessing the Energy.

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.



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.



Past apprentice life stories

Explore our entire archive of Apprentice life articles, highlighting what engineering apprentices have been getting up to in recent years.