Summary: Michael didn’t think university would suit him as he prefers to learn in a more hands-on way. When he discovered that an apprenticeship would allow him to do this, whilst also earning a wage, he was keen to get started.
What made you choose an apprenticeship?
After I finished college I worked full time. I wanted to do further training in the field of IT but didn’t want to go to university as I’ve always found that I learnt better by doing. The main appeal of an apprenticeship to me was learning on the job. Earning while learning was also attractive too!
What’s the best part of your job and being an apprentice?
I work as part of a small IT team, which allows me to experience the full range of roles that are available in this field. My favourite thing about being an apprentice is seeing your skills and qualifications grow whilst successfully carrying out a role within a company at the same time, it's very rewarding.
Would you recommend apprenticeships and if so why?
I would definitely recommend doing an apprenticeship as they offer an alternative style of learning. It suited my needs more than going to university and I believe that it would suit many others too.
About ENL Group
ENL Group is a leading European manufacturer, with facilities in the UK and Slovakia. Specialising in technical moulding and tooling, they produce parts for the aerospace, medical and automotive industries. They hold both AS9100 and IATF 16949 certifications.
With a strong reputation for expertise, they design and manufacture complex moulding, over-moulded parts, engineered using high-performance polymers. Supported by in-house tool manufacture, they can provide a value-add service by taking a product through its complete design lifecycle at the lowest possible cost. To ENL, quality is key, and this results in a combination of superior products and outstanding service.