UK National Apprenticeship Week

Celebrating some of our apprentices during the UK National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week is an annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships across the UK and it is a time to recognise and applaud apprenticeship success stories. 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.”

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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.”

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