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04 Feb 2020
Our award-winning engineering apprenticeship schemes are a great way to start your career with Stagecoach. You can join our schemes at any of our Cumbria and North Lancashire locations including Barrow, Carlisle, Kendal, Morecambe and Workington; starting in August or September each year.
By training in a practical setting, we believe apprenticeships give you a great opportunity to learn industry specific skills while earning a wage.
Read below for one of our apprenticeship success stories:
3rd Year Apprentice, based at our Morecambe depot:
Tell us about yourself and how you became an apprentice?
"After picking my options in Year 9 I knew I wanted to do something in Engineering. In Year 10 I was lucky enough to do a week long work experience in it and from then I was set on becoming a mechanical engineer/technician. I personally follow a motto that stuck with me - 'Learn, believe, achieve, thrive'. I believe when this is put into practice, you become the best you can be."
Over the course of your apprenticeship what has been your most memorable moment/s?
"One of my most memorable moments is winning the 2nd place Apprentice of the Year Award and the College Award. Another memorable moment was passing my PCV test and attaining my license."Image: Receiving 2nd place Apprentice of the Year Award from Steve Edmonds, UK Service Manager ADL.
What have you enjoyed most about learning while working with Stagecoach?
"I've personally enjoyed working the trade and all the different skills that have been passed down. I also enjoy learning about the new technology that's being put into vehicles to tackle emissions and reduce fuel usage."
What do you hope to do when you are fully qualified?
"When I am qualified I hope to work my way up to a management position"
What advice would you give to new apprentices?
"The advice I would give is to learn as much as you can from all the Engineering Staff as it isn't just one person that keeps the buses on the road, it's a team."
Follow the link for more information about our Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme.