I've always been a hands on person, so when leaving school it felt like the most natural career to pursue. With an apprenticeship I could carry on learning, plus get practical hands on experience at the same time, which I feel is most beneficial. With learning on the job, you tap into skills and qualities in yourself you never knew were there. You have to think on the spot and overcome problems you are faced with, so the opportunity for personal development is definitely there.
You not only learn your trade, but you also learn about yourself and life. BAE Systems Surface Ships has training staff that support you throughout your training and learning, so if you're keen and want to go far, the world is your oyster.