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When I submitted a drawing of me working on a car to the “When I Grow Up” book for schools at the age of six, I knew I wanted to be an engineer. After loving work experience at MINI Plant Oxford and completing A Levels, I was lucky enough to be offered an Engineering Technician degree apprenticeship. Taking inspiration from engineers in my family, particularly my dad and grandad, I have been trying to push the limits of what is expected of apprentices by independently running my own projects and following them through to the best of my capability, learning along the way. Despite some significant challenges in the industry with the pandemic, suppliers and push for future change, it makes
an incredibly exciting time.