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.”


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