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At-home apprenticeship “has not prevented me from progressing with my learning”
An apprentice has revealed the challenges of learning a trade at home, as a result of college closures due to Covid-19. According to Derbyshire Live, 17-year-old Adam Poulton, from Buxton, says the challenges of lockdown learning have not prevented his progress with his Tarmac apprenticeship. Adam says, “I have always been in to engineering, getting involved with Lego and robot clubs at school. But it was hearing about Tarmac from…
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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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“I would like to be an ambassador for female engineers”
If you could bottle enthusiasm and a passion for plumbing, you’d probably have to put Lily Clarke’s face on the label. She did her apprenticeship fifteen years ago and quickly overcame her initial misgivings about embarking on, what some at the time considered, an odd choice for an 18-year-old woman. “I started work on Monday and was in college on Tuesday, having never held a pipe in my life,” says…
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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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Marshall-Tufflex celebrates National Apprentice Week with two apprentice graduates
Leading manufacturer of cable management systems Marshall-Tufflex has seen success with two apprentices, who have become full time employees within the Engineering Department following a three-and-a-half-year apprenticeship designed to tackle the skills shortage. Recognising the engineering skills gap within the construction industry, Marshall-Tufflex decided to invest in a comprehensive apprenticeship programme with local training provider SIGTA. Dave Cull, Engineering Manager at Marshall-Tufflex, says, “Nationally there is a huge shortage of…