“I am the first-ever female apprentice on the Washington plant with BAE to be taken on in maintenance. There were a few females in the office when I visited but I was the only young female on the shop floor. It’s good to see the progression towards more women being employed in Engineering.” – Jenny
Georgia Pickering, Amy Beck, Jenny Edmonds and Rosie Helm - Engineering Apprenticeship Access Programme
“TDR has taught me the foundations to the different aspects of engineering along with the importance of health and safety in the workplace. This has helped me progress quickly within my apprenticeship, developing my skillset and knowledge further. The practical skills which I picked up at TDR were put to use straight away, giving me the confidence to carry out specific tasks by myself.”
Jed McNeish - Engineering Apprenticeship Access Programme
“The TDR EAAP Programme has given me the opportunity to learn real-life skills in Engineering which are essential for a workplace. So far, I have completed my electrical unit. To think when I left school, I felt a bit lost and now after four weeks of being on the course I have secured a paid apprenticeship with TT Electronics.”
Robbie Farrier - Engineering Apprenticeship Access Programme
“I am excited to see what journey lies ahead with both Kongsberg and TDR, I am a really interactive person, who enjoys talking to people and I am looking forward to getting my teeth into the role with Kongsberg and learning all the aspects of engineering at TDR’s Training & Development Centre”
Ryan & Peter -
“The EAAP was the start and very positive experience throughout my journey with TDR. As an organisation, TDR definitely looks out for you and help you as long as you are willing to do the work. I ended up coming out of the EAAP programme confident and with an apprenticeship which I enjoy.”
Dylan Richardson - Engineering Apprenticeship Access Programme
“TDR has lead me to continuously progress and to my goal which is to gain a degree in Engineering. The experience was really beneficial, it gave me real-life experience and prepared me for going into work, overall it’s made me more confident.”
Owen Scott - Engineering Apprenticeship Access Programme
‘TDR Training is a place where a group of people that have experience in engineering teach you about engineering and they also teach you real life skills that are essential throughout life. You are treated like adults / apprentices which will help me when I actually start an apprenticeship’.
Matthew Robinson - Engineering Apprenticeship Access Programme
“I am so pleased that I now have an apprenticeship with a successful company and feel motivated to do my very best in my apprenticeship and career. I would recommend this course to anyone who would like a career in engineering.”
Kieran Fontaine - Engineering Apprenticeship Access Programme
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