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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.

Representatives from Siemens Digital Factory at the Big Bang science and engineering fair

Siemens apprentices make a Big Bang at science fair

Three apprentices represented Siemens Digital Factory at this year’s Big Bang science and engineering fair held in Birmingham.

Sellafield apprentices take part in Santa Dash

Sellafield apprentices take part in Santa Dash

A number of past and present apprentices along with colleagues from Sellafield Ltd took part in a 5k Santa Dash to raise money for charity.

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.


Past apprentice life stories

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