"After leaving school I had my sights set on doing an apprenticeship in engineering, I’ve always had an interest in trains and knew that I wanted to work in the industry.
"I studied Level 1 and 2 Motor Vehicle at Northampton College and during my second year I secured an apprenticeship at Siemens.
"I am currently studying for an HNC in Engineering, sponsored by Angel Trains as an Engineering Apprentice. I’m interested in continuing my learning and hope to complete a masters in Engineering and eventually work as a full-time fleet engineer.
"Looking back, I have come a long way. I think when you complete your GCSEs you have two options, go on to study A Levels or go to college. For me, college was definitely the right option. The engineering team were great and so supportive and helped me get to where I am today."