National apprenticeship week: Kieran shares why he chose an apprenticeship to start his career

Tottie Faragher, Press Officer
09 February 2021
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Today we’re going to hear from Kieran Skehan, an apprentice civil engineer for Amey Consulting, who shares why he chose an apprenticeship to start his career.

Kieran Skehan - Apprentice Civil Engineer | Traffic and Transportation | Amey Consulting  

This Apprenticeship Week, I wanted to share why I chose an apprenticeship to start my career and how I’ve progressed.  

I felt the apprenticeship route was best suited to me as I can still attain qualifications while progressing my career and gaining experience and knowledge in a job.      

The many benefits of an apprenticeship, for me, include being able to gain recognised qualifications, real work experience and improving my employability. Another huge benefit I wasn’t aware of at first was gaining independence. Working in a company teaches you to be responsible for your actions and helps you take ownership of your tasks.  

At Amey I’ve also been able to do the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award while completing my apprenticeship. It’s helped me develop my skills in communication, leadership, and team building amongst other skills. 

I would really recommend an apprenticeship to others as a great way of starting your career, being able to gain qualifications and gaining practical experience. 

You can find out more about apprenticeship at Amey, here: https://www.amey.co.uk/your-career/early-careers/apprentices/

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