Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

Apprenticeships

Charlie Jerome: Life as an engineering apprentice

  • Posted by QEPrize Admin
  • 25 September 2017

Charlie is an engineering apprentice working at GSK Maidenhead. He joined the team in August 2014 and has worked in departments across the factory. We met up with him to find about a bit more about the challenges of life as an engineer and what he wants to see the profession doing in the future!

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Jaguar Land Rover’s apprentices give horsepower to young riders

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  • 12 April 2016

Harry Meade with Keely and JLR Apprentices

Designing creative solutions to the everyday challenges we face, engineers have often been thought of as the problem solvers of the world.  In a bid to harness this thinking, Jaguar Land Rover has launched a volunteering scheme that pairs up some of the organisation’s brightest engineering talent with a variety of community challenges.

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Siemens engineer Laura urges female candidates to follow her lead

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  • 18 March 2016

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Apprenticeships may not appeal to everybody, and engineering apprenticeships even less, but Siemens engineer Laura Emms urges more people, especially women, to take up the opportunity.  It was recently announced that Siemens is offering more than a dozen apprenticeships at its leading wind power factory in Hull, and urges candidates to apply by the end of this week.

Laura Emms has prospered as a woman engineer, and says more females should see engineering and manufacturing as career choices.

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Nick Rogers: From apprentice to engineering leader

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  • 17 March 2016

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If you are just starting out on a career in engineering then I’m jealous. More than thirty years on since the first day of my apprenticeship, I’m still in love with our profession and I would do it all again. Every single day. Why? Because engineering is cool. Engineers are cool.

What do we do? We take on problems and we solve them. We make things happen. We change the world. And the pace of that change is getting quicker and quicker which for me makes it all the more exciting.

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QEPrize research: UK teens love tech but don’t make the link with engineering

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  • 16 March 2016

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To mark UK Science Week, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering has today published new research showing 16-17 year olds are most interested in technology out of all the STEM subjects.

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Wanted: UK grads for TCS internship programme in India

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  • 15 March 2016

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It is no secret that the UK’s IT talent pool is much too shallow. Young people in the UK have a real love of technology, but there is often little connection with how this technology is made. As a result, there is a significant shortage of IT and digital skills within the UK workforce; something which is limiting businesses’ ability to innovate and grow.

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Siemens look for candidates for first Hull apprenticeships

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  • 14 March 2016

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Siemens this month announced the advertisement of fourteen available apprenticeships, as part of a huge offshore wind power investment in Hull.

The programme, which will run for up to four years, offers Advanced Apprenticeships in Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture, and will lead to apprentices gaining an NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma in Composite Engineering and BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering, demonstrating Siemens’ commitment to growing its own future workforce in Hull. 

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Sam Smith: Why I love engineering

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  • 23 October 2015

Sam Smith found a route into the engineering industry through an apprenticeship with National Grid.

Sam Smith

Before joining National Grid, Sam Smith tried his hand at a variety of jobs ranging from Go Karting Marshal to community first responder. He had always been interested in engineering and signed up for an apprenticeship as he was keen to build a long-term career for himself.

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