Verse is a Graduate Apprentice Engineer, working on a refurbishment of the Scottish National Gallery. He collaborates with surveyors, architects and designers, manages subcontractors, completes health and safety checks and monitors build progress.

I can't hype up apprenticeships enough.

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Age 21
Based Scotland
Employer Freelance

What will you have achieved at the end of your apprenticeship?

By the end of my graduate apprenticeship, I'll have four years of work experience, a good grounding in engineering theory, and I'll be able to apply for higher level jobs.

What do you love about being a graduate apprentice engineer?

I love seeing what people can create when they pull together on a construction site. It's rewarding knowing that I've left my mark on a project which will impact other people’s lives.

What hours do you work?

My apprenticeship is full-time, but on Fridays I do coursework at home or in the library. It’s the one day of the week I don’t have to wake up at 6am – not your average student.

How much could you earn?

Graduate apprentices earn £17,000 - £22,000 a year. My salary could rise by £10,000 a year when I graduate.