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Published on Monday, July 22, 2019


Future apprentices get taste of lab life

Engineering apprentices due to start their training at Daresbury Laboratory in September have been given an early insight into what to expect when they join the team.

Susan Smith, Head of Daresbury Laboratory, welcomed the new intake at an informal get together, giving them some background on the Science and Technology Facilities Council and the work that takes place at Sci Tech Daresbury, before introducing them to people they will be working with, several of whom are second or third year apprentices themselves.

The future apprentices were taken on a tour of the site and given the chance to ask colleagues about life at the lab.

Apprenticeship Coordinator Jonathan Aghanian, who organised the event, is keen to ensure that the new recruits are comfortable before they begin. He said: “Starting an apprenticeship can be a big step, so we invited them in to meet with key colleagues and view first-hand some of the leading, cutting-edge scientific and technical projects that STFC are supporting. It was also a chance for them and their families to ask any questions they may have. We also showed them the social side of life here too – not only do we have a gym and social groups, but also by introducing them to some of our current apprentices who they will be working alongside every day.”

Five engineering apprentices are due to start at Daresbury Laboratory in September 2019.

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