Doosan apprentice Jake Rambaldini will be flying the flag for the UK at WorldSkills later this year after being selected from a tough field of candidates.
Malcolm Wall began his four-year apprenticeship at the age of 16 in 1989. Over the last twenty years, he has seized the opportunities that an ECITB Apprenticeship gave him access to. Malcolm is now a Project Engineering Manager with AMEC and has recently completed his latest qualification: a Masters degree in Project Management.
After completing his Highers, Graeme went to college and graduated with an HNs in Mechanical Engineering and an HNs in Mechatronics. These qualifications gave him the head start he needed to win an apprenticeship as a Trainee Structural Engineer at AMEC in Aberdeen.
Studying Fabrication and Welding at Hereford Technology School in his home town of Grimsby first sparked 17 year old Ricki Pritchett's interest in becoming a professional welder.
Keen to pursue a career in electrical engineering, Leon Oczeretnyi contacted local Grimsby engineering firm LES Engineering who suggested he enrol on the ECITB's Electrical Engineering Apprenticeship.
Prior to starting her apprenticeship Holly worked for a scaffolding firm, putting up structures on building sites around Southampton. After hearing about the range of ECITB apprenticeship opportunities available, Holly enrolled on a rigging apprenticeship at the Southampton Engineering Training Association.
After completing her GCSEs Ruth was encouraged by her school to attend sixth form college; however the courses available didn't appeal so she decided to look for alternative options.
Alexander's career in engineering construction started when he saw an ECITB advert in the local paper promoting apprenticeships.