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Celebrating some of our apprentices at smiths

Some of our current and former apprentices share insights on what it’s like to be an apprentice at Smiths.

Reece O'Neil
Reece O’Neil

Manufacturing Engineering Apprentice at Smiths Detection.

“Being in the workplace often means that you are learning new skills and gaining new knowledge without even realising it. Getting paid while you learn is just an added bonus to doing an apprenticeship.”

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Robert Lewis

Engineering Apprentice at John Crane (part of Smiths Group)

“Not only am I getting the education that I would have gone to college for, but I am also earning a good wage and getting the practical experience that will set me apart from others at future job interviews.”

Rebecca Pearson
Rebecca Pearson

Apprentice Field Service Engineer at Smiths Detection

“In short, you’ll learn new skills, expand your knowledge, meet likeminded people and gain qualifications. It’s an exciting journey!”

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James Green

IT Apprentice at Smiths Group 

“Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone. Apprenticeships can open many doors to many different careers and opportunities.”

Matthew Bourner
Matthew Bourner

Advanced Manufacturing Engineer at John Crane

“My favourite aspects of the apprenticeship scheme at Smiths are meeting new people, having access to different areas of the business, learning new skills and earning while you’re learning!”