Samantha chose the apprenticeship route because she prefers hands on work. “I had never done any machining or electrical work but I gave it a go. I have never looked back since. This apprenticeship has given me the skills I need to be a competent craftsman but also invaluable skills such as communication. I love coming to work every day and I am not sure if I would have found that without taking the apprenticeship.”
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