What Apprentices Say

Lukas Jarmalavicious - First Year Composites apprentice at Arnold Magnetics

Lukas Jarmalavicious - First Year Composites apprentice at Arnold Magnetics

"I'm 16 and live in Sheffield. I chose engineering as a vocational course when I was at secondary school. I like that I get training, a wage and experience while I'm working towards a higher engineering qualification.

I want to get skills in using different tools and machines and then specialise in composites when I finish."


Anastasia Todd - Business & Administration apprentice at AMRC Training Centre

Anastasia Todd - Business & administration apprentice at the AMRC Training Centre

"I've been at the AMRC Training Centre for a couple of months now. It's been a huge learning curve as the centre is brand new. I've been dealing with a lot of the professional courses we run, booking people on and making sure the course runs smoothly.

I'm also going to help with the recruitment of new apprentices in 2014. Every day I learn something new and I love that."


Matt Watson - First Year Apprentice welder at MTL

Matt Watson - First Year Apprentice welder at MTL

"I'm 18 and live in Rotherham. I became an apprentice as it provides training, a wage and most importantly experience of working with different tools and machines, and also working with other people. Plus I'm studying and working towards a higher qualification in engineering. After my apprenticeship I want to study further and get more qualifications behind me as I progress through my working career."


Mitch Gannon - First Year Technical Support apprentice at Rolls-Royce

Mitch Gannon - First Year Technical support apprentice at Rolls-Royce

"I became an apprentice as I've always been practical and interested in how things work, such as building and repairing cars and bikes. Furthermore, the apprentice scheme suited me as I'll learn practical skills and gain higher standard qualifications. In time, I want to start my degree and do some kind of management training at Rolls-Royce."


Tom Hinchliffe - First Year Technical Support apprentice at ATI Allvac

Tom Hinchliffe - First Year Technical support apprentice at ATI Allvac

"I originally went to college for a year to study AS level chemistry, physics and philosophy but I didn't really like the lifestyle and don't cope well with exam conditions. Each day at the AMRC Training Centre is quite varied as I move around from task to task. At the moment I am hand fitting, but I have also done turning on lathes and milling on the miller machines. Ultimately I hope my apprenticeship will be a platform for me to reach my goal of achieving a Master's Degree in Engineering Physics and be on my way to becoming one of the best engineers in the country."


Matt - Second Year Apprentice, AMRC

Matt - Second Year Apprentice, AMRC

"The apprentice programme so far has been a good learning experience. I have been working on a variety of machining work for the AMRC this year – you never do the same job twice. I would definitely recommend the apprenticeship, it's brilliant working here. I've really enjoyed the whole experience, in particular the step up to CNC machining."


Connor - Second Year Apprentice, AMRC

Connor - Second Year Apprentice, AMRC

"I've completed a lot of work for the Composites Centre and Rolls-Royce. The work I do is important and has meaning. The best aspect of this year has been moving onto the CNC milling machine and learning the whole concept of CNC work. I would definitely recommend the apprenticeship – where else can you work on important projects, get paid and learn as well?!"


Anthony - Second Year Apprentice, JRI

Anthony - Second Year Apprentice, JRI

"Since I started my placement at the AMRC I have grown rapidly both as a person and an engineer. I started with little knowledge of engineering and I am now producing jobs for companies such as Rolls-Royce using a variety of centre lathes and milling machines. These manual skills prepare us to work on CNC machines in the future. The other apprentices here are great and have made me feel really welcome. In addition to this the recruitment team were extremely professional. I really enjoy training through the AMRC and I would recommend it to anyone who is willing to put the effort in to become a first class engineer."


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