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“The pandemic has impacted the traditional way we learn practical skills on-the-job but we’ve adapted and are all continuing to learn”
Faced with the unprecedented challenges and surprises of the past year, Dylan Andrew has turned negatives into positives and progressed with his development, preparing to begin the second year of his apprenticeship. The 23 year old, from Coatbridge in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, is currently undertaking a four-year apprenticeship with Mears. While many of his peers embarked on an apprenticeship soon after leaving school, Dylan went to college to study electrical…
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Electrical engineer wins Ambassador of the Year at Scottish Apprenticeship Awards
Electrical engineer Cameron MacDonald was crowned Ambassador of the Year at the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards, held earlier this month. As reported by Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser, 21-year-old Cameron, who is an operational technology lead at Diageo’s Alloa base in Clackmannanshire, volunteers his time to promote apprenticeships at schools and events. He said: “It’s a great privilege to win and it’s not something I ever thought would happen. “My main goal…
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Engineering apprentice wins Apprentice Endeavour award
Northumberland College engineering apprentice, Hamish Carroll, representing Tharsus Ltd., won the Apprentice Endeavour award at the recent Make UK 2020 Awards. The Awards celebrate the brilliance of UK manufacturing and engineering, with the Apprentice Endeavour award given to an apprentice who has engaged with their apprenticeship programme despite adverse circumstances. It acknowledges their determination and progress on their individual journey. Hamish says, “I’m incredibly proud to have won the Make…
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Diageo apprentice in running for prestigious award
As reported by the Daily Record, Cameron MacDonald, from Bathgate in West Lothian, has been shortlisted for the Scottish Apprentice Ambassador of the Year award. Nominated by his employer, Diageo, Cameron currently works at the company’s site in Blackgrange, Alloa, having joined Diageo as a modern apprentice in electrical engineering, before progressing as a graduate apprentice in engineering – electrical design and manufacture at Heriot Watt. Cameron was shortlisted by…
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Electrical Careers – Dillon Jones, Electrical Design Engineer
In support of National Apprenticeship Week (8-14 February), The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) is sharing some great case studies to profile how far apprenticeships can take you in the electrical industry. Meet Dillon Jones, who started his career as an electrical apprentice and is currently an Electrical Design Engineer at Derry Building Services. Dillon also sits on the Institute for Apprenticeship & Technical Education’s apprenticeship panel and is a great…
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“If you work hard, the sky really is the limit!”
In support of National Apprenticeship Week 2021 (8-14 February), we caught up with Joel Collins, a recently graduated JTL apprentice and now an Electrical Design Engineer for a building services consultancy. Here, he explains why he chose his apprenticeship, what he learnt and what advice he’d give to anyone considering a similar path. What made you decide to do an apprenticeship rather than take a different path?I wanted to gain skills and knowledge while…