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When considering what to do when you have finished your exams, what is on your list of next things to do?

May 28, 2015 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

  When considering what to do when you have finished your exams, enjoying the summer sunshine and holidays will be high on the list for many. But before packing your bags consideration needs to be made of the choices for your further education in September. Two educational routes are open, Academic and Vocational – University or Apprenticeship. Both are equally valid and both can lead to degree level qualifications. The difference is an Apprenticeship pays a salary whilst you learn and a University course does not. In relation to Apprenticeships, Britain’s most successful former Apprentices are worth £20 Billion between them. […]

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: http://atgapprenticeships.com/engineering/advanced-electronics.php

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 […]

Is an Apprenticeship right for you?

July 3, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

Choosing which path of education or training you want to follow after school can be tough –you may be considering an Apprenticeship, but how will you know if an Apprenticeship is right for you? Well, Apprenticeships certainly have their advantages! You’ll be earning while you’re learning – all Apprentices get paid at least the Apprentice Minimum Wage, but the average is around £170 per week. You’ll achieve a great quality national qualification. You get to combine studying and on-the-job training – you learn real skills by applying them in the workplace. You’re future prospects are also great – many Apprentices […]

What happens after your Apprenticeship?

May 21, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

If you’re thinking about doing an Apprenticeship, one of the things that you might be thinking about when considering whether it’s the right route for you is what will happen once you’ve finished you’re Apprenticeship. An Apprenticeship provides you with lots options for the future. Many Apprentices continue to work with the company that they have trained with, being taken on in a permanent role. Staying with the company that you did your Apprenticeship with often also opens up the opportunity for promotion within that company. Some Apprentices choose to go into higher education at college or university, completing HNCs, […]

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 […]