Eva Wroe

Full name: Eva Wroe
Job title: Mechanical engineer
Company name: Atkins

Q. Why did an apprenticeship appeal to you?

I have always wanted a degree and I knew a practical approach would be much better suited for me. Everything I learnt on my course was reinforced at work.

The prospect of earning money was also influential when deciding my next steps.

Q. What are the benefits of an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice I get the opportunity to work on a range of projects and the chance to work with a variety of people is invaluable experience.

You learn so much from experienced engineers, about working life and professional skills and get to graduate with no student debt, a full-time job and years of experience.  

Q. How will your apprenticeship give you the skills and knowledge you need for a rewarding career?

Apprenticeships put you in a unique position, where your work is so diverse that you have the chance to find something specific that you really love doing.

My apprenticeship gave me the experience and confidence I needed to graduate and set up a successful career. 

Q. What has been the best part about doing an apprenticeship at the AMRC Training Centre?

Graduating was always a personal goal of mine, and the AMRC Training Centre gave me the confidence and skills to achieve it. The AMRC taught me additional skills outside of the classroom that will help me pursue the next step of my career and I was able to graduate already knowing what I wanted to do next. 

Q. What tips and/or advice would you give to other people looking to do an apprenticeship?

My apprenticeship was the best career decision I could have made. The experience and development apprenticeships offer is the ideal way to kickstart a career.  

The chance to solidify everything you learn by using it in a practical setting is something you rarely get from university or working alone and having a good support system and people who are invested in your development as much as you are, is invaluable. 

There are loads of great apprenticeships it’s just about finding the right one for you. 

 Interviews are great for getting a feel for the apprenticeship and they’re good experience even if you don’t get the job.  

When I applied for my apprenticeship, I was excited to learn from experienced engineers and that is still true now I’ve graduated.