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Case Studies

Ever wondered what it’s like to be an apprentice? What the benefits of doing an apprenticeship over a full time college course are? How your career can progress? There’s no better way to answer these questions than to hear the stories of apprentices themselves, take a look at some of our case studies.


Jessica has no regrets about choosing an Apprenticeship over university.  She much prefers her role as an apprentice maintenance technician with BMW Group Plant Hams Hall where she spends four days on the shopfloor and one day studying engineering at James Watt College.

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Luke is an apprentice at The Barber House in Birmingham’s Colmore Row while gaining a Level 2 barbering qualification at James Watt College.

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Tails are always wagging at Tamworth dog parlour, K9 Couture where Charlotte is an apprentice.

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Andy made his mark on his employer, A Parry after designing new packaging for the company’s products and for their range of ironmongery and threaded bar.

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Three and a half years after starting her Apprenticeship, Ashley Colley is a HR advisor at Wesleyan.

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Shannon’s transport operations Apprenticeship was a journey in more ways than one.  Along with her workplace training, she faced the challenge of being diagnosed with a mild form of dyslexia.

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