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Leaving school, it’s hard deciding what career path you want to go down. However, whilst searching the college website I came across the engineering apprenticeship. 

I decided I wanted to do an apprenticeship as I was able to learn the theory side at college and the practical side whilst doing the job. Plus, I also liked the fact that I could earn whilst learning. Studying an apprenticeship, you experience what the industry is like and gain a qualification at the same time. 

My typical day at work can be from servicing machines, electrical fault diagnosis, pulling in new circuits, testing or complete machine installs. Since doing my apprenticeship I’ve been given a lot of additional training, so I can train other members of staff on the forklifts and lifters, so the workload can be varied. 

I only attend the college once a week, but I enjoy attending. CWA is a good training provider and am lucky that it is close to me. College gives me a better understanding of the theory side and helps me to learn the trade, however I can put the theory into practice when I am doing practical work. 

To anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship,I would say go for it. It's the best way to learn the trade and gain qualifications while earning a wage

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