Emma Roberts

Apprenticeship and level: Electrical Engineering, Degree Level

Employer: Fairfield Control Systems

Training provider: Sheffield Hallam University

I have always had a passion for mathematics and the way things work so from a young age I always knew I wanted to be an engineer. I found out about my apprenticeship at Fairfield Control Systems through a college careers advisor while I was studying for my level 3. I had a place at university to study full time and he approached me to say have you thought about doing your degree through an apprenticeship. Up until this point I never realised you could do a degree level apprenticeship. I have now finished my degree and continue to work at Fairfield Control Systems as an Applications Engineer, completing an apprenticeship has kick started my career and gave me so many opportunities.

“Apprenticeships are a great way to kick start your career! As not only are you getting a qualification you are gaining valuable experience in the industry.”