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Lovemore's apprenticeship has allowed him to work as part of a skilled delivery team within Amey, working on high-profile projects.

Lovemore’s story

Starting his career with Falkirk Council, Lovemore gained experience as a civil engineering technician.

He worked with the local authority while attending college once a week to gain his professional qualification.

He then moved to Amey Highways, who offered him the chance to take on a Graduate Apprenticeship in Business Management at Queen Margaret University (QMU). He took advantage of the opportunity and is now working towards gaining his degree.



Lovemore’s apprenticeship

Lovemore is currently working as part of the scheme delivery team with Amey. He’s involved in their £170million South East Scottish Trunk Road Unit maintenance contract with Transport Scotland.

His mentor and other colleagues have been supportive of his learning, sharing their experiences with him and giving him time to prepare his work for university.

Dr Andrew Bratton, Programme Leader for Graduate Apprenticeships at QMU said: “I am delighted that Lovemore is not only enjoying his experience at the university but that he is already reaping the benefits of a Graduate Apprenticeship. 

“By enabling employees to ‘work, earn and learn’ with Graduate Apprenticeships, businesses are thriving by having highly skilled, more motivated and ambitious staff members. Lovemore is a testament to that.” 

I am working with colleagues who are happy to share their experience and knowledge and going to university to get a degree, so it is a win-win for me.
Lovemore Damba
Graduate Apprentice, Business management

The future

Continuing with his GA, Lovemore plans to work towards gaining his degree in Business Management.

His future plans are to gain Chartership in his field and keep working for Amey in their upcoming projects and tenders.