“The apprenticeship has surpassed my expectations, rather than just focusing on the degree, the course also focused on ensuring key skills, knowledge and behaviours were met, to ensure I not only received the academic qualifications but that I had proven to be a competent engineer.
“I really enjoy the fact that tasks vary day to day – no two days are the same. Learning at the University of Sunderland was great, with it being a local university it was easy to travel to and I have enjoyed meeting new people as well as developing new and existing skills.
“I would encourage others to do an apprenticeship as you gain valuable real-world experience enabling you to perform as a competent engineer. I have gained greater critical analysis skills, being able to see things from different points of view rather than a one-track mind. I also have a broader knowledge of engineering operations."
Published 19 March 2021