“I was stuck in a rut in my old job that didn’t really have any career prospects, so I thought an apprenticeship would be a good step onto the career ladder."
Apprenticeships give you the real skills, knowledge and behaviours that you need to progress in today’s competitive workplace. One apprentice who completed her qualification with flying colours was Kelly Swann.
Engineering employers throughout the West Country have well-paid, worthwhile job vacancies – and now there’s an improved route to get into this exciting sector of the economy, with the help of Swatpro Academy and BEMA.
“Having trained, skilled staff is crucial to our offer – that’s why we’ve put such store in the apprenticeship system, and it’s done us proud.” Head Chef Gareth Head, The Crabshell Inn.
Working in the busy Beacon Medical Group – a cluster of six GP surgeries in Plymouth – Claire was keen to get a qualification that could enhance her role, and build her career in healthcare.
Right now, the British economy is short of tens of thousands of trained engineers and engineering apprenticeships not only tend to be better paid than other training positions, but also tend to lead to very worthwhile and secure careers.
Liam Frankish is one of many young people to have kickstarted their career with an apprenticeship overseen by Swatpro Academy. Now, the enthusiastic 21-year-old is undertaking his second apprenticeship, overseen by Swatpro’s catering training expert De
In its 5-yearly inspection (delayed by a year due to the Covid pandemic) Ofsted was pleased with the "good" standard of training given and rated the learning given in ‘behaviour and attitudes’ as outstanding.
“It’s funny, you’ll be in a store and a sales person will show you a Dyson product. I’ll let them do their spiel about the product and then say – I know about this, I helped develop it!”
“I’m very happy at TT. I have mates who went on to university and now are paying back debts; whereas I’ve worked, become qualified and earned throughout. “The apprenticeship gave me a great start to my career.”