• Christopher Leitch

    Before I came to Ayrshire College I worked as a waiter. I had always been interested in aircraft, and I knew that I wanted to work in a hands-on technical role.

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  • Conor Mackellar

    After leaving school in 6th year, I joined Ayrshire College firstly on the HNC Aircraft Engineering course before joining the apprenticeship programme. The HNC gave me a good insight into the needs and requirements of the industry and provided me with the skills I needed to gain employment as an apprentice.

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  • Jodine Mitchell

    This is the second time I've been a student at Ayrshire College. I had originally studied an HND in Graphic Design. After graduating, I evaluated my next career move, and felt I wanted to get involved in something more hands-on. I went to a course called 'Get into Hospitality' in association with the Princes Trust, originally focusing on front of house duties.

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  • Katie Jayne MacLachlan

    I began my apprenticeship in 2013, after spending at year at college studying NPA Painting and Decorating. I had studied Beauty Therapy in the past but had never really enjoyed it. I wanted a more hands-on role and this course has suited me perfectly.

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  • Martin Gemmell

    I've always wanted to travel, and this is a career which offers you lots of opportunities to work abroad. My dad, brother and cousins work in the same industry, so I guess I've always been destined to follow in their footsteps and work with aircraft.

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  • Nicola Laidman

    I first became involved in the Hospitality trade years ago, when I worked for one of the other major Ayrshire Hoteliers. Not having the qualifications to progress, I left my job and went to college, completing both the Introductory and NC Professional Cookery courses.

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  • Ross Wallace

    My father was in the RAF, so for as long as I can remember, I have been interested in aircraft and the science of flight. I joined Ayrshire College two years ago, and completed the HNC Aircraft Engineering course. The course was really great and I learned so much from it. Having a year's experience under my belt was a big advantage when it came to applying for the apprenticeship.

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  • Ruraidri Patterson

    I was brought up in the Hospitality trade. My dad works in the industry, and my mum is a pastry chef. You could say I was destined to follow in their footsteps.

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  • Sarah Thomson

    I had been a Chef since leaving school, and although I really enjoyed the job, I felt that I wanted to do something different. Major renovations at home gave me the opportunity to decorate every room, and this inspired me to look at painting and decorating as a career.

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  • Scott Jackett

    I've always had a passion for food, so when the opportunity to work at Turnberry arose, I jumped at the chance.

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