Stacey Cutten answered on 9 Mar 2015:
After GCSEs and A levels I chose to do an apprenticeship instead of going to university like most other people in my year did.
For the next 2 years I will be at college whilst at work, earning a ‘Level 3’ qualification. Then after that I will get a Level 4 and 5, before getting a degree – if I need one.
I know it sounds very complicated, but it’s lovely to be earning whilst i’m learning!
Gosha Barzowska answered on 15 Mar 2015:
I didn’t know who I wanted to be when I was 18 so I decided to take some time to think about it. In the mean time I was doing loads of different sorts of jobs – check my profile to find out more! At some point I decided invest in my future as I didn’t want to be a waitress anymore. I signed up to Open University and did Maths and Engineering courses for 2 year! Then I found out about the Apprenticeship – which is also called a ‘Sponsored Degree’ because your employer pays for you to go to school and gain education so one day you can become an engineer and work for them – sounds like a good deal right? So I signed up and got a job! I think it was the best decision I have ever done 😉
Steve Cox answered on 16 Mar 2015:
I decided to become an engineer around the age of 14, I then ensured I’d selected the correct GCSE’s and then the correct A levels that would eventually lead to me studying Mechanical Engineering at university.
In my last year at school whilst doing my A levels I applied for a Student Apprenticeship with Jaguar Cars and was successful.
That way I studied the theoretical stuff at university, whilst at the same time getting practical work experience, and learning lots about the different aspects of making cars.
I graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree and as a fully qualified apprentice, and then went straight into a job as a development engineer.
Huw Williams answered on 16 Mar 2015:
As with some of the other here after my GCSE;s and A Levels I joined Rolls-Royce as a Higher Technical Apprentice.
That started me off on a journey of 3 years training which has involved;
Basic Workshop Skills (Learning how to make things using machines)
On the Job Training (Being taught by your colleagues and Peers as you work)
A University Degree (1 day a week I go to university to Study Mechanical Engineering)
Plus a large number of other training course including, Technical Drawing, Problem Solving and Process Improvement.
So after all that I’m now a fully fledged Safety and Reliability Engineer 🙂
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