Category Archives: Apprentice Success Stories

There are many inspiring stories of women into engineering – Mala Rajput

June 12, 2015 ATG Apprenticeships - No Comments

Girls can make a good career from Engineering There are many inspiring stories of women into engineering, stories of women who reach those landmark feats but there also women who achieve their dreams in other ways, who are inspired by engineering itself. I am inspired by curiosity of how things work and hence my attraction to mechanical engineering and physics. It was a serendipitous moment 20 years ago, when I got my first job in an Engineering company that manufactured Springs of all shapes and sizes. I was employed as a specification and orders clerk. I spent more time on […]

CNC programming Apprentice tells his story

June 9, 2015 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

My name is Jake Cousins, I work for Gibbs Gears. My employer is a manufacturer and my role is CNC programming. How did you come to be an Apprentice? I had been looking since I left school, but I struggled to find one straight away, so did a year at college and when I finished that, I found the apprenticeship. My brother had done an apprenticeship – he is a bit older than me – so he guided me as to what I needed to know and what I should be looking for. What do you gain from an apprenticeship? […]

‘I absolutely love my Apprenticeship’ – Says Georgia

March 10, 2015 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

  Georgia Lewicki who is a Business Administration Apprentice studying with ATG Training explains in this short podcast why she loves her Apprenticeship. She is working for Seelogic an  Aylesbury based company that builds and integrates Customer Relationship Management tools for businesses. Georgia says that, for her the Apprenticeship programme she is embarked on is a new start with the aim of gaining the qualification she has been seeking for some time. Georgia says: ‘I want to get more experience in the workplace. As well as learning, I’ll be gaining another qualification and I’ll be getting more knowledge. I absolutely love […]

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:

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 […]

GTA England Apprentice of the Year

November 5, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

ATG Apprenticeships Business and Administration Apprentice Bobby Duff, who works for British Converting Solutions has won the title of Apprentice of the Year at the GTA England Annual Conference, held at the House of Commons. Bobby was presented with his award by Nick Boles MP Minister of State for Skills and Equalities and was joined at the event by his employer, Simon Penwright and representatives from ATG Training. Bobby said: “My apprenticeship has had a huge effect on my personal goals and ambitions. I have realised that my apprenticeship is only the start – I have the opportunity and support […]

How far can Vocational Training take you?

May 16, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

Simply put, as far as you want as long as your drive and determination exists. Take the case of Fay Chicken who in April 2014 takes up a position with CERN in Geneva in the radiation safety office working with X-Rays. CERN is the location where Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989 and Professor Brian Cox – BBC physics presenter – is currently working on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. Why become an apprentice? Finishing school or leaving college is a daunting prospect for many young people as they face major decisions that […]

Moog Apprentice

May 1, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

ATG Apprenticeships’ very own Mechanical Machining & CNC Precision Engineering Apprentice Ed Smith has been commended for his great work with his employer Moog. 17 year old Ed works at Moog full-time and trains with ATG Training on day release, working towards a Level 3 NVQ. For more on our  Mechanical Machining & CNC Precision Engineering Apprenticeships please view here Ed completed his AS Levels, but felt that he wanted to do something more hands-on. “I really like being able to do a practical course knowing that I’m working towards a qualification that will help me in a job that […]