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Stevie Williams

Apprentice Stevie Williams has swapped her job in customer services to follow an apprenticeship pathway to a dream career teaching engineering.

Stevie, 36, from Goytre, Port Talbot, secured a job as a mechanical engineering technician and instructor at NPTC Group after completing a Performing Engineering Operations Level 2 Mechanical Engineering Foundation Apprenticeship and Vocationally-Related Qualification (VRQ) Level 2 six months early.

Now working towards an apprenticeship and VRQ Level 3, Stevie plans to progress to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and Degree Apprenticeship in the future to realise her ambition of becoming an engineering lecturer.

The apprenticeships are being delivered by Pathways Training whose mechanical engineering assessor and advisor, Lee Hughes, describes Stevie as a “dream apprentice”. He says her enthusiasm rubs off on other apprentices and NPTC Group engineering students.