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Science Apprenticeship Testimonials

"Don’t listen to the stigma associated with Apprenticeships. With Apprenticeships, you gain the work experience that graduates often lack when completing their degree. Not to mention that you get paid for doing an Apprenticeship! "I really love the people I work closely with. I’ve made absolute best friends here, and in my opinion that is one of the most important things. My mentor has been there for me, for everything! In terms of my job, I enjoy the challenge. Learning everything so fast, and being given real responsibility. "It’s hard to give one particular highlight because I have had so many. Giving a presentation in front of 200 students was good, and being invited to the Apprenticeship of the Year Awards. Even doing my job well on a day to day basis is a highlight."
Alan Linforth
Apprentice
Actavis
"I’d recommend that anyone wondering about doing an Apprenticeship should go for it. Aside from a good job with great career prospects and a higher level of education, there are so many opportunities available for apprentices to get involved in. "I enjoy being part of a team and learning about the biopharmaceutical industry. I also enjoy learning about Bioscience Technology and meeting new people through the University of Kent. I especially enjoyed the two summer schools I have completed as I learned several new skills. My highlight has definitely been winning the Higher Apprentice of the Year Award for Life Sciences."
Alex Burr
Apprentice
Fujifilm
"My proudest achievement during my Apprenticeship has been the presentation I delivered at the House of Commons about my experience as a higher apprentice. I would never have dreamed about speaking publicly before starting this Apprenticeship. "My advice for anyone thinking of applying for an Apprenticeship is to go ahead and do it; it is a decision that will not be regretted."
Craig Runciman
Apprentice
Fujifilm
"If you want hands on experience, do an Apprenticeship, as you will be at a huge advantage when it comes to getting a job because of the skills and knowledge you will get from an Apprenticeship."
Leon Jackson
Apprentice
Actavis Biologics