Past Apprentice life case studies

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

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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



SETA apprentices and staff from Southampton General Hospital

DIY makeover turns shabby shed into hip hangout

A shabby shed used by children at Southampton General Hospital has been transformed into a hip hangout thanks to a DIY makeover by SETA apprentices and staff.



Bethan Sherbourne Higher Apprentice of the Year with Leonie Williams of Bentley Motors

MBDA apprentices scoop North West awards

The North West’s apprenticeship stars were revealed at a glamorous award event in September, held at Legends, Bentley Motors Ltd, Crewe.



MBDA apprentices at Farnborough International Airshow

MBDA apprentices organise Farnborough event

Twenty-two MBDA apprentices came together to successfully organise and manage the company’s Farnborough International Airshow presence this summer.



The Inviso apprentice team from BAE Systems

BAE Systems apprentices improve the lives of injured soldiers

A product designed and built by BAE Systems Electronic Systems apprentices in Rochester, Kent, is being tested in a British hospital to prove its ability to boost the morale of wounded service personnel in rehabilitation.



Apprentices at GE Aviation

Gaining leadership skills

Apprentices at GE Aviation spent two weeks off-site on a team leading course, where they had the opportunity to meet and work with colleagues on the company’s graduate scheme, reports Stuart Andrews.



Jason Gower

GE apprentice reaches regional Present around the World finals

Jason Gower, a higher engineering apprentice for GE Aviation Systems was proud to reach the regional final of the IET Present around the World (PATW) competition.



Network Rail apprentices fund raising by running a marathon

Marathon apprentices

Network Rail apprentices braved all kinds of weather and injuries to run a fund raising marathon for Cancer Research UK and Action for Children.