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Apprentice Business Administrator, Gap Lighting

“My employer is a family run business and I get to work with people from all departments on a number of different projects. I really do feel that I have an important role to play within the company and that I am valued. The on-the-job training has worked so well and my college work has improved because of this.”

Harry Yorke 003 WEB2


Apprentice Football Coach, Newham College

“I am working towards something very valuable in terms of gaining work experience, learning new skills and gaining knowledge in sports leadership and coaching. The staff here at my new workplace have been very welcoming and it’s great to be part of a very eager and dynamic team.”

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Apprentice Electrical Engineer, Gratte Brothers

“I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship and all the benefits it is bringing me. The College gives me lots of practical and theory training and my employer gives me the opportunity to put what I’ve learnt into practice. At the moment, I’m working on a huge development over at Canary Wharf where I am putting in lots of steel conduit and trunking amongst other things.”

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Apprentice Business Administrator, Mark Beaumont Estate Agency

London South East Colleges helped me prepare for finding an apprenticeship by giving me CV writing skills and interview training. They were very helpful. Days later and there I was, sat in my very first job interview and chatting away about my goals and ambitions, the things I’d learnt at school and why I was interested in the job. On finding out I’d been successful - yes, I got the job, I couldn’t stop smiling.”

Demi Harle 003 WEB2


Apprentice Electrical Engineer, R & MA Stewart

So far, my apprenticeship has been brilliant and I really enjoy the work I get to do. Each day I work on different jobs at different locations and alongside some of the company’s best engineers. They all treat me really well, support me and teach me lots of new tricks. All this and I still get to attend one day a week at College.”

Lucy Hyland


Traineeship / Apprentice Finance Assistant, Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

“I'm really grateful to be working at the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust. My colleagues have made me feel so welcome during my traineeship and have given me so much support. It has now been converted into a full apprenticeship and I’m so lucky to have this as my first ever full-time job. I would like to become an accountant or financial manager and will be studying an AAT Level 2 qualification at London South East Colleges one day per week. I will put the same effort into achieving this qualification as I have into my traineeship."

Daisy Goodman


Apprentice Dental Nurse, Lindens Dental Centre

“The training I receive, combined with the College tuition means I get a really good grounding in both practical and theory work and I will soon be the proud owner of an NVQ Level 3 Dental Nursing qualification. This will lead me into taking on more advanced duties at work as well as further studies. I am considering studying to be a dental hygienist next.”

Danielle Venner


Apprentice Health Care Nurse, NHS

“After studying for my Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification, I really didn’t know what route to take to becoming a professional nurse. There was the option of going to university but I wanted to get started in a job as soon as possible and earn a wage. London South East Apprenticeship Company helped me onto an apprenticeship at Orpington Hospital where I currently work as an apprentice phlebotomy nurse. I continue to study on day-release at College and will qualify in Venepuncture at the end of the course.”

Joe Wood


Apprentice Motor vehicle Mechanic, Ascott Cab Company

“When I started my apprenticeship with Ascott Cab Co I was immediately put under the supervision of their master technician and given proper, meaningful training and tuition from the outset. I seriously had doubts about my ability to understand the workings of a car engine, it all looked so complicated. Now, I know every single component and how they work. I can strip down an engine and put it back together, diagnose faults and fix them, service a car and ensure it runs smoothly. I listen to other people complain about their hum-drum jobs and I feel so lucky that I have found something I really love.”

Rhys Wilkinson


Apprentice Carpenter

“I am currently half way through my apprenticeship in carpentry and joinery and I come to London South East Colleges one day each week. I chose this College because I’d heard really great things about it. So far - so good! Their Technology Centre has all the latest tools and machines and a huge dedicated workshop space to work in. The tutors are experienced professionals who know just about everything there is to know about the trade, and probably even more.”

Brandie Allen


Apprentice Chef, BR6 Restaurant

“This apprenticeship is giving me a great opportunity to pick up lots of additional skills and techniques, as well as receiving valuable work experience. What’s even better, I have my first real job and I’m earning money. I get in early and have a role in the day-to-day running of the kitchens, leadership, maintaining stock levels and learning how to make profits. I’m loving it.”

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