“An apprenticeship gives you a flying start. You can apply the knowledge you’ve learned at college straight away on the job and you learn transferable skills you can take with you wherever you go.”

See Mary’s full profile here.

Mary WallbankPart, Sales and Marketing

“Working at Bombardier is so interesting. You don’t realise how many different components go into a train until you see them stripped down. As an engineering apprentice you get lots of practical experience at work and you gain a qualification at college. I’d encourage more girls to do it.”

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Nicole JohnsonEngineering Manufacture

“I find the course topics are very helpful. But the best thing about coming to college is that it encourages you to be forward thinking. You listen to other people, compare notes and come up with new ideas.”

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Jack VaughanAgriculture

“This is a dream job for me because I’m earning a wage and doing something which I enjoy. At the same time I’m gaining more qualifications and practical experience which will help me in my future career. I also feel that I’m really making a difference to the business.”

Read Bethan’s full profile here.

Bethan RobertsAnimal Care

“This is a good trade to be in. A lot of older tenants feel easier if they have a female working in the house. and there’s a lot more women coming into industry nowadays.”

Read Lucy’s full profile here.

Lucy MeliaJoinery

“I love working with horses because I learn something new every day. Being an apprentice is good because you earn regular wages as well as a good qualification.”

Read Andrew’s full profile here.

Andrew ArrowsmithHorse Care

“The best thing about being an apprentice is that you learn valuable skills ‘on the job’. You’re working alongside people who know the industry inside out and are experts in their field.”

Read James’s full profile here.

James TicknerFood Industry Skills

“An apprenticeship is a really good qualification because it’s recognised by all employers and it can lead to so many opportunities.”

Read Rebecca’s full profile here.

Rebecca DawsonLandscape and Amenity Horticulture

“The apprenticeship programme is a great way to learn, as you’re doing lots of practical work which is backed up by the academic study. You’re gaining knowledge so you know the reason why you are doing a job. There’s plenty of opportunity for progression too.”

Read Joe’s full profile here.

Joe LomasSports Turf and Greenkeeping

“I’ve always enjoyed working on classic cars so this is a great job for me. As an apprentice it was great earning a wage and going into college to gain more experience and qualifications.”

Read Aaron’s full profile here.

Aaron AllenLight Vehicle Maintenance and Repair


“Apprenticeships are a great business investment. There’s a massive skills gap in the horticultural industry and we need to attract young, trainable talent to take the industry forward.”

Wright Landscapes

Lee WebsterManaging Director Wright Landscapes

“Apprenticeships give dealers the opportunity to take on young people to help them grow their businesses.”

“Apprentices gain a true understanding of the industry they’re working in.”


Tony LinfieldTraining Development Manager AGCO

“Apprenticeships give us qualified, experienced, employable young people in a fast evolving industry.”


Kelly Flack Apprenticeship and Placement Co-Ordinator CLAAS UK

“Apprentices are our future and they’re essential to our business growth. Growing up in our company, they have practical hands-on skills, theoretical knowledge and really understand the needs of our customers.”


Reaseheath trains around 100 CLAAS apprentices on bespoke agricultural engineering programmes

Andrew DunneAcademy Manager CLAAS UK