Beth Douglas – Engineering Instructor

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When Beth Douglas, from Blackburn left Training 2000 as a Time Served Toolmaker in 2001 after completing a Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship, little did she know that she would be going full-circle in her journey and returning to the training provider 11 years later to pass her knowledge on to aspiring apprentices as a Training 2000 Engineering Instructor.

Having studied for her Apprenticeship whilst working at Baxi Heating Ltd in Padiham, Beth, went on to have a successful career within the engineering industry. After becoming a parent, Beth enquired about teacher training hours at Training 2000 and was informed that there was an instructor position available in-house. She has been sharing her experience with learners in the Engineering Schools Department since October 2009 and is looking forward to teaching the new intake of first year apprentices this summer.

Having been through the learning experience first hand, former apprentices are ideally placed to guide and support new apprentices through the programme. Beth comments: “As an apprentice you are given the opportunity to learn practical skills whilst also studying for an academic qualification. Apprenticeships also offer the added bonus of a great career start and opportunity to earn a good wage.

“Apprenticeships are a great way of progressing into engineering and the skills I learnt whilst studying were invaluable to my work. I have thoroughly enjoyed my career so far and it has provided me with a great insight into the industry which I look forward to passing on.”

Beth continues: “Teaching and sharing my knowledge and experiences with the students at Training 2000 is an exciting development in my career.”


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