Delivering Sustainable Growth Through Apprenticeships: Sarah Bruce - Macphie of Glenbervie

I have recently completed my Modern Apprenticeship which has enabled me to combine classroom learning with the on-the-job training, effectively getting paid to learn!

Macphie of GlenbervieName: Sarah Bruce
Job role: Engineering Apprentice
Company: Macphie of Glenbervie

I now hold a National Certificate in Electrics, Electronics and Maintenance. In the future I will be undertaking my Higher National Qualification and after that I hope to complete my Higher National Diploma to further my skills set.

I thoroughly enjoy the variety that food and drink manufacturing brings, as every day is different and brings new challenges and experiences to deal with.

When I told my friends that I was planning on undertaking an apprenticeship in engineering, they assumed that it was a male-dominated career and questioned why I would want to do that for a living.

My advice to other young people choosing their careers is to believe in yourself and your choices and not to think of any career path as gender specific. Now that the people who doubted my choice see how much I love my job they realise that I made the right decision.

I say to young people at school, keep an open mind and don't disregard anything at first look. Do your research, pin point where your skills and strengths lie, find out what you enjoy and base your decisions on that.

If you enjoy problem-solving, working as part of a team and facing new challenges, then I would definitely recommend getting involved in food and drink engineering. There is always something new to learn and experience.

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