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 […]
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? […]
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: http://atgapprenticeships.com/engineering/advanced-electronics.php
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 […]
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.