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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.

Plane Academy

GE apprentices promote STEM at the Royal International Air Tattoo

This year higher apprentices from GE Aviation took part in the Royal International Air Tattoo, showcasing fun STEM activities they’ve developed using skills learnt on their scheme. Report by Lee Jackson.

Electrical technician Luke Elsmore (left) with Alex and Mark

Apprentice returns from WorldSkills final in Brazil

Electrical technician Luke Elsmore secured a coveted place as part of the UK team at the WorldSkills final in Brazil this summer.

Pretty Muddy apprentices with mascot, June 2015

Apprentices get Pretty Muddy for Cancer Research

Sellafield apprentices past and present came together to raise money for Cancer Research.

Typhoon jet lamp

Female apprentices show engineering's not just a job for the boys

A group of female first-year apprentices supported National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) by undertaking a special project to demonstrate the skills they’ve learnt.

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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.


Past apprentice life stories

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