Monthly Archives: December 2014

Electronic Engineering Apprentice

December 23, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

Edward Hart – Safran Power Systems My Apprenticeship gives me the opportunity to expand my education, learn new skills and techniques as well as being employed in a good company. I plan to work my way up to a more responsible role in time. For more information on Electronic Engineering Apprenticeships please see:

Mechanical Engineering Apprentice – Martin Baker Aircraft Company

December 19, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

I chose to become a Mechanical Engineering Apprentice because I didn’t want to stay at school any longer and wanted to work and earn money, but still want to continue with my education. An Apprenticeship allows my to do both of these things. My Mechanical Engineering apprenticeship started with 8 weeks foundation at ATG Training. Following this I go to my employer where I’ll be studying for my BTEC & NVQ. My ambition is to continue learning whilst working towards and achieving an HNC in Mechanical Engineering. When I reach that level I intend to continue my studies and achieve a Master’s Degree, all […]

Choosing an Apprenticeship over University

December 15, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

An engineering Apprentice, Chun Yin Liu is a Field Service engineer with Buckinghamshire based technology firm RP Support. His work involves maintaining 3D machines in the Motorsport and Visual Effects industries. Chun Yin Liu chose an apprenticeship over going to University as it offers much more practical experience. Starting at BTEC level Chun is now studying at HNC. His ambition is to move into Engineering Design in the future.  

Buckinghamshire Engineering Apprentice discusses why he chose an Apprenticeship

December 7, 2014 ATG Apprenticeships - No Comments

Below is a video of one of our mechanical engineering apprentices, Marc Innes, explaining how he came to the process of choosing an engineering apprenticeship. Marc works for Nordson Dage in the Buckinghamshire area,  assembling and testing products as an electro mechanical technician. Marc discusses how he looked initially into getting a job as a Mechanical engineer and quickly realised that an apprenticeship would be the ideal compromise of learning whilst working.  Marc explains how that he learns most effectively by getting his hands dirty rather than learning from a piece of paper. If you would like to see more apprenticeship case studies […]