I chose to complete an apprenticeship because I wanted to get out into the world and start working. Although I still attend college, it is a very different experience to school, one, which provides me with an independence I find rewarding and the sense that I am paving the way for my own success.

I chose to complete my apprenticeship with Gratte Brothers, as it was evident that they were a well-respected company within the industry and had an impressive turnover. Although these figures may not be important for every young person starting their career, for me it was vital

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I left secondary school with one certainty: I did not want to go to university or be in debt so instead I looked into apprenticeships so that I could continue to learn whilst I earned.

I soon realised that a qualification was required to hold a job in the future and it became apparent that Gratte Brothers would be somewhere I could grow, as they are an excellent company with a great apprenticeship program.

Being an electrical apprentice is a very hands-on role. Whilst I attend college regularly to learn the theory behind the trade, I would say most of

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I chose to undertake an apprenticeship because I felt that I would learn quicker in a programme, which combined both theory and practice and which allowed me to apply what I was learning at college to my work on-site at the same time.

Gratte Brothers are a very well-known and respected company in the industry. Therefore, I chose to work for them because I knew I was being offered a great opportunity, not only as an apprentice but also in terms of opportunities for a future career.

I attend college once a week on a day release where I learn

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I chose an apprenticeship because I was looking to get on-the-job experience whilst gaining a qualification at college. I decided to complete my apprenticeship at Gratte Brothers because my Father also works for the company, previously as a pipefitter and now as a site manager and I wanted to carry on the family tradition, which began with my Grandfather who was a boiler engineer in a fantastic family-ran business.

I am currently attending College and completing my Level 2 NVQ in Heating and Ventilating. My course entails both practical and theoretical learning relating to the tasks I do on-site and

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