Science student soars with prestigious apprenticeship

Last summer, former UTC Oxfordshire student, Harvey, secured a prestigious apprenticeship with Crown; their first apprentice to have joined for around 20 years!

Joining as the Laboratory Scientist, on a two-year apprenticeship, Harvey is full-time and then on day release to college, studying science.

“I found out about Crown through UTC Oxfordshire as they are one of their industry partners. I heard they were interviewing for the job and so I applied. I’m glad I did because it’s a great place to work with so many opportunities. The training that runs alongside it also helps a lot!”

“I wanted to join them because they’re a large company with a lot of opportunities. They also have student sponsorship and graduate opportunities. On-the-job training is so beneficial and I’m glad it’s now becoming a key focus in education. Not everyone wants to go to university and rack up debt when they don’t have to.”

“I’m really enjoying my experience so far; it has exceeded my expectations. I thought I would join and become more of a laboratory technician, but instead they have given me plenty of practical’s to be getting on with, as well as looking at the analytical side of things.”

“If you’re thinking about an apprenticeship, go for it. It is great. The pay isn’t bad as well! You can still get a degree, as well as learn all the extra skills. It’s not just the training, it’s the fact you’re in a company getting your name out there and making connections.”

“Studying at UTC Oxfordshire helped prepare me for my apprenticeship. Even the longer working day, the business wear and calling teachers by their first names; it all makes you feel like you’re already in the workplace. The majority of what I learnt at UTC Oxfordshire has directly related to, and prepared me for what I am doing now.”

We wish Harvey the best of luck with the rest of his apprenticeship and his bright future.



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