Lauren Yuill (23) a Modern Apprentice Process Technician from Stirling decided on engineering as she enjoyed problem solving and wanted a career with lots of possibilities.
She said: “I thought engineering would give me that and I chose to study at Forth Valley College because of all of the modern apprenticeships that they offered there. I applied through the INEOS Apprenticeship Scheme and secured a place.
“I think that the lecturers at the College are fantastic. They really put the extra effort in and give the one to one tutoring that isn’t available at university. The engineering workshops are extremely well equipped to teach the practical skills required.
“I would recommend the college because the lecturers have a lot of industrial experience which they use to further your education. They also go that extra mile to help you when you are stuck.
“The best part has been learning a new set of practical skills that I didn’t have before. I had never used tools much before being on this course and I feel with the help of the lecturers that I am gaining useful skills.
“I would say to anyone thinking of applying that apprenticeships are the way forward to gaining a career. You get to learn and gain experience which you wouldn’t get through doing the course yourself.”