Picking up on your education and gaining condifidence
"Prior to the apprenticeship, I haven’t had any formal education since the age of 16. I didn’t think I was academic enough and wasn’t sure what I wanted to do.
I worked my way up through various health and safety roles, which led to my employment with Southern Water who made me aware of this programme.
I was super nervous at first, but it was an amazing thing to hear because it meant my employer really believed in me."
Lyra Ginns, Southern Water, Environmental Practitioner Degree Apprentice
Pathway to higher education and career promotion
"My apprenticeship opened a gateway for me into higher education and career development, that led directly to a promotion within the NHS.
I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities that are now available to me because of the degree apprenticeship programme."
Meghann Creffield, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, Winner of Outstanding Contribution by an Apprentice to an Employer, at the Brighton and Hove Apprenticeships Awards 2021
Read about Meghann's journey during the peak of the pandemic.
Progression through apprenticeship levels
"I started with a Level 3 Civil Engineering apprenticeship at college, which was sponsored by my current employer, and that led to the decision to take my education further up to degree level.
This degree apprenticeship gives me a good foundation to be able to progress within my company. My career goal is to become a fully-qualified civil engineer and I’m looking forward to building on what I’ve learnt so far."
Lewis Huston, Civil Engineer Degree Apprentice, South East Water