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3 February 2020


Apprentices are part of the DNA of Smiths. Many of our senior leaders started out on this path, including our Chief Executive, Andy Reynolds Smith. This week we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week in the United Kingdom, recognising the success of apprenticeships at Smiths.

We spoke to some of our apprentices about their experience:

“I am working with and learning from some really talented individuals, all while earning a good wage and getting the practical experience that will set me apart from others at future job interviews.”
Robert Lewis, Apprentice, John Crane

“I always find myself asking what else there is that I could be learning. Being in the workplace often means that you are learning new skills and gaining new knowledge without even realising it.”
Reece O’Neil, Apprentice, Smiths Detection

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


“Early career talent is vital to our success”, says Lois Wilson, Early Career Talent Manager at Smiths Group. “Our industry is changing incredibly fast so we’re always keen to welcome talented apprentices with innovation and creativity to Smiths. In return, our apprentices work with world-class professionals who are truly passionate about coaching and developing – leading to really exciting and successful careers.”

We offer a number of exciting apprenticeship programmes, allowing you to work towards your qualifications while gaining hands-on experience in a diverse, global business. For more information, visit our Early Careers webpage

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