• Question: How did you get an apprenticeship so young? Who did you contact or talk to?

    Asked by 975spap36 to K-Jo on 6 Nov 2018.
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      K-Jo O'Flynn answered on 6 Nov 2018:

      Hey:D Well I was very fortunate to fall upon my apprenticeship. Because school was talking about A-levels and University, I wanted to see if there was something different out there than just books. I wanted some experience aswell. So I searched online and fell upon STFC apprenticeships which I sent in a tester CV to see what the process was like and to learn what was actually involved with apprenticeships. Then one day in the summer holidays, I got an E-mail from Oxford Space Systems saying that they found my CV and were really interested. And then that’s when it all began! The best advice I can give you is to search around on the internet and go to as many apprenticeship and career fairs as you possibly can go to! Get to know the people at the fairs. But the most important this is be yourself and be as enthusiastic as you can possibly be at the fairs! Apprenticeships will always choose you over your passion for the work and not how good you grades and paper work are, because you can always be thought paperwork and educational stuff but you can’t be thought your passion for what you want to do:D