Engineeering Apprentice Izzy
Izzy thought that she wouldn’t be able to achieve a career in engineering because she lacked the relevant background. However, thanks to the apprenticeship scheme, she is now working as an engineer whilst gaining her qualifications at college.
The 25-year-old said: “I wasn’t pushed into STEM subjects at school so thought engineering was out of my reach. Before my apprenticeship, I was working in retail and didn’t feel I was fulfilling my potential or challenging myself in the way I wanted to. However, with an apprenticeship you learn as you work so it’s ideal. As I didn’t have the qualifications or background, I think it would have been really difficult for me to come in at this level any other way.
“My apprenticeship is brilliant. This is the first time I have ever had job satisfaction and the people I work with have taught me so much. It’s obvious that everyone teaching us at Wolverhampton College wants us to do well and get through with good grades.”