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Technical Engineering Apprentice

I first encountered FCDO Services when they came to my school and had a chat with us. It really opened my eyes to the company and exactly what they could offer to someone like me, coming straight out of school into the working world. It’s a big step to go from school to such a vital company and such wide-reaching responsibilities – but it’s also such an incredible opportunity.

You can travel anywhere at all on the projects we do, and that was a big mark in the programme’s favour for me.

Before I discovered the programme though, I’d started off looking at college. I was looking at courses in Milton Keynes, near to home, but when I found out about the apprenticeship, it felt like a better option. I’d be able to study and work, earning money and qualifications together, rather than having to go to college and then find myself a second job to support those studies. It’s a great package.  

Right now on my programme, I’m at college, studying qualifications in Technical Engineering. We’re looking at mechanical principles, electronics, electrical installation, computer installations and networking – all the skills we’ll need for the rest of the apprenticeship, and beyond.

It’s a big step to go from school to such a vital company and such wide-reaching responsibilities – but it’s also such an incredible opportunity.

Once we’re done with the full-time college work, I’m really looking forward to what comes next – like the international travel for installation work. You can travel anywhere at all on the projects we do, and that was a big mark in the programme’s favour for me. That, and the experience you gain from working on technical security projects. It’s all part of what makes this programme so different.