Apprenticeships Stories

As we reflect on the unprecedented challenges of 2020 and look to 2021 as a chance to begin restoring some normalcy, it is important to shine a light on the successful achievements that apprentices have made in vital sectors such as Health Care, Sports Science, Business, Engineering, Arts, Science and Technology.

National Apprenticeship Week presents the perfect opportunity to highlight the ongoing work that apprentices do, not during employment in their individual industries, but also in their studies and personal endeavours.

As a first step in showcasing these efforts, we have collated a number of student profiles. We hope that these will not only celebrate the success of higher and degree level apprentices at the University of Suffolk, but also highlight how apprenticeships can contribute to students of all ages and backgrounds to progress in their careers and to #BuildTheFuture.

The Apprenticeship Hub at the University of Suffolk are all ‘fired up’ for National Apprenticeship Week 2021’ Click here for more information about our plans and how a Higher apprenticeship can help you to ‘build the future’’.

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Michael Jenkins is a third-year apprentice on the Mental Health Nursing Degree Apprenticeship. His placement changed during his studies in order to align with his area of employment and professional practice, which required a period of adjustment and reflection. This change to his r...

Peter Luff has worked in a number of clinical and corporate roles during his near-30 years of employment within the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT). As the ‘Learning Environment Coordinator’, he enjoys the responsibility of recruiting the Trust's current staff gr...

Lisa Leggett is a third-year student on the Software Engineering degree apprenticeship. Her employer and team at Tendring District Council, have been instrumental in developing systems which have played a big part in supporting local communities, vulnerable residents, volunteers and...

Daniel Michette is a first-year apprentice on the Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship. He has recently rotated to work within a new team as part of his role at BT. Daniel feels that this has encouraged him to be a more proactive employee and has supported him in developing an...

Lewis is in his second year of a Network Engineering degree, alongside full-time employment at BT. ...

Many of the second year Social Work degree apprentices have found it difficult to learn in the virtual world during such uncertain times. Picking up the knowledge and skills required in their role, adjusting to being a new team member, studying towards a degree, and managing the cha...

Laura has been working at BT for 37 years and has held numerous management positions over that time. Laura’s most current role as a Quality Assurance Professional aims to support learners in receiving a positive, safe and consistent apprenticeship experience, by working closely wi...

Paula has undertaken a number of different job roles in her 18 years of working at Suffolk County Council, all within the remit of improving practice, providing learning opportunities and supporting career development pathways. ...