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Laura Montgomery is engineering a bright future for herself with a Foundation Apprenticeship.

The 16-year-old Cumnock Academy pupil attends Ayrshire College twice a week during school hours.


Able to plan her future

And in her second year of the Foundation Apprenticeship, Laura will get some practical work experience during summer holidays at Spirit Aerosystems.

“It’s great to be given the opportunity to learn a lot about engineering and be able to plan my future,” said Laura.

“I enjoy getting a break from school and studying at college two days a week – a change of scenery is always good and I look forward to next year when I am able to take on some practical work, too.

“I would recommend a Foundation Apprenticeship to anyone who has a rough idea of what career they would like to follow as it gives them real-life experience and lets them focus on following the right path to get there.”


More focused with school work

Laura finds her college life helps her balance school work, too.

Laura added: “I seem to be more focused with my work, I can manage both my school and my college work – and it works well for me.

“I thought at first I would have too much work but I think because the subjects at college are specific to engineering, it doesn’t feel like hard work at all.”

Foundation Apprenticeships are developed by Skills Development Scotland, in partnership with employers and funded by European Social Fund.


More information

Employers can find out more about taking on a Foundation Apprentice by visiting here

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