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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week

February 8, 2024

It’s National Apprenticeship Week in the UK, so we’re celebrating our amazing apprentices and looking at why they chose this route with Sonardyne.

We have apprentices in several departments throughout the company and our current cohort are studying at a range of levels up to gaining a degree, with lots of opportunities for further progression. Let’s see what some of them have to say about their experiences:

Jacob Coles – 20, HNC/D Engineering Manufacturing Technician Apprentice. Jacob has been with Sonardyne since 2021 on his four-year apprenticeship. “My apprenticeship has been ideal for getting used to a work environment. It’s great having the chance to learn hands-on, at the same level as your workmates, rather than being talked at in a classroom.”

Nia Rogers – 19, Level 4 HNC Mechanical Engineering. Nia joined Sonardyne’s repair department as a Manufacturing Apprentice in 2022. “My apprenticeship has been a great way to get hands-on experience while learning and means I can put the theory I learn on my college days into practice straight away. It’s also great that I can learn and earn at the same time!”

Sophie, Jacob and Nia.

Sophie Palmer – 18, Digital Marketing Apprentice. Sophie joined Sonardyne’s marketing team in 2023 on a three-year degree apprenticeship with London South Bank University. “I chose to do a degree apprenticeship over going to university because of the hands-on work experience I would get while simultaneously studying for a degree. I have been well supported in every stage of my apprenticeship journey so far and I’m enjoying the diversity of the role I’m in.”

Claire Bennett from Sonardyne’s HR department, comments; “As well as offering them real hands-on learning experiences, having apprentices across the business gives us the opportunity to ‘home-grow’ talent and foster a younger outlook within the company.”

Apprenticeships are a real ‘win-win’ for all involved and we look forward to supporting more of them in starting their careers in future.


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