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Former Apprentice

The experience gives you a good grounding – you get work to get your teeth into and you can work your way up. If you want a change of career, it’s the chance to go back to the drawing board and do something that could really take you to new levels. We’ve had people move from Logistics careers to Technical Engineering, say, so it gives you that chance to explore a new role; to open new doors. It might feel like a step back if you’re changing career, but in reality, it’s a huge step forward and you’ll accelerate quickly.

The experience gives you a good grounding – you get work to get your teeth into and you can work your way up.

The organisation actually has a really long history of running apprenticeships. They’ve been taking on apprentices going back as far as 2000 or even further, so you’re being guided by a team who’ll be deeply experienced in planning your development and supporting your training.

The best part of the programmes for me is that you get to see different areas of the organisation; experience different kinds of work. It allows you to build up contacts very early on, and that’s absolutely invaluable. That’s what I tell all the apprentices now, to make as much of that as they can. It’s not just about what you learn; it’s about getting to know people who’ll help you in your work every day.

You’re being supported by a team who’ll be deeply experienced in planning your development and supporting your training.

Personally, since my apprenticeship, I’ve been able to move around and take on new roles, all inside the business. You can move through departments and go on to become what you want to be here. You have to work for it, but you can follow your interests and make it what you want. We have such a broad range of roles that if you’ve got the will to do something, it’s there and open for you.