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Robyn’s apprenticeship is teaching her about new areas of the business. She's working towards a degree and earning a salary in her job.

Robyn’s story

Robyn was working for Mersen, a global electrical power and materials company. She heard about the Graduate Apprenticeship in Engineering: Design and Manufacture.

She had no experience in manufacturing, so she knew it would improve her skills and help her career. It also meant she could work and earn money while working towards a degree.

Robyn’s apprenticeship

Robyn attends the University of Strathclyde while working at Mersen. She learns at university and puts the ideas into practice at work.

Her confidence on the job has grown as she picks up new skills and explores new areas of the industry. She's also bringing fresh ideas to her workplace.

Robyn is putting her own stamp on things by managing her own projects. She is also improving processes in the business.

“Being able to work full-time and achieve a degree, while I am getting experience and paid, is so good.”
Robyn Urcia
Graduate Apprentice, Engineering: Design and Manufacture

Robyn’s future

Robyn’s on her way to completing her apprenticeship and earning her degree. She wants to be a chartered engineer and, in future, manage her own team.

She was the first Graduate Apprentice in Mersen. After seeing how Robyn has grown, the company has encouraged two more colleagues to do a degree.

Robyn is encouraging others to sign up to an apprenticeship. She’s also inspiring her brother, Kristoff, to consider a Foundation Apprenticeship.