The 13th annual National Apprenticeship Week takes place between the 3rd and 7th February 2020. This annual event celebrates apprenticeships across the country and recognises the efforts of these individuals. Here at Richard Jackson Limited, we have several apprentices within our teams and we are proud to provide these opportunities. By offering apprenticeships, we play an active role in professional development and helping create and evolve skills required for our apprentices and their future career.
Currently, our apprentices are undertaking Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Accountancy qualifications. We spoke to Lauren about her experience so far. Lauren is currently undertaking a Civil Engineering degree alongside working within our Pre-Planning department:
“From a young age I have always had a passion for maths and always strived for a career where I could utilise my ability in the subject. Completing the Civil Engineering Apprenticeship not only allows me to have a full-time permanent job, but also gives me the opportunity to work towards gaining a degree with support from the Apprenticeship Team whilst working. It can be overwhelming at times trying to manage workloads and university work, as well as learning on your job every day, but that’s one of the perks of completing the degree as an apprenticeship. With the apprenticeship you are able to access constant support when needed with work place visits, allowing the team to support you both at work and for the degree. From a personal point of view, I believe this is the best way to get a degree in Civil Engineering as you are getting the industry experience at the same time as completing your course, and you have a job and experience at the end of the degree as well as earning money whilst you are studying, and receiving constant support from the Apprenticeship Team.
Engineering has a stigma of being very male dominated, but don’t be put off as a woman trying to make your way in engineering. We need more women engineers in the world. I enjoy working in the engineering industry and look forward to seeing more new female engineers (such as myself) within the industry.”
We are always on the look out for individuals wanting to start or progress their careers through degree apprenticeships. Contact us for more information.