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National Apprenticeship Week 2022

To mark National Apprentice Week, we are celebrating our civil and structural apprentices, Ali, Iulia, Sam and Vincent. We are proud to have a number of apprentices working alongside our engineers and technicians, developing their technical skills to enable them to progress within the industry. 

We sat down with Vincent Dong, one of our civil engineering apprentices to discuss life at HTS, his day-to-day role and his route into apprenticeship.

What was your route into apprenticeship and what inspired you to become an apprentice?

My route was after high school, I went into 6th form to do a-levels, but I didn't want to go university (and get into debt) so I started searching while college was still ongoing

How is your apprenticeship going and what are you currently working on?

It's going really well, I’m currently rotating between a few projects with the different engineers

What do you like about working at HTS?

I like everyone I’ve worked with at HTS, everyone is really kind, outgoing and encouraging, whilst helping me out when needed

What does a typical day look like as an apprentice at HTS?

Monday to Friday (apart from Tuesday where I’m at college) I’m working as standard, working on projects and becoming more familiarised with all the work we do

What advice would you give to someone else looking to become an apprentice?

If you have an idea of what you want to do career-wise, then an apprenticeship is a great idea and will help you advance in it by gaining training, experience and what it will be like in the actual workplace, I would highly recommend it if you don't want to go into uni, but still want a skilled job.