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Ben Hooper - Electrical Engineering

Ben Hooper - Electrical Engineering

“I was working full time in an office and realized I wasn’t the office type. I’ve always been interested in electrical things but I didn’t think I was capable of doing the study for it.”

“I’m loving learning new things and am doing things I didn’t think I could do – like repairing appliances, wiring up lights, and learning to be safety minded. I didn’t try much at school but I’m really achieving now because I have a purpose. The tutor makes sure we all get through and has even made maths, which I find tricky, easier to understand.”

“I’m hoping to get a good apprenticeship when I finish but am unsure yet of what field. We’re learning about transformers at the moment and I’m getting keen on working in industry. I like the challenge of the scale of it and it would give me scope to travel.”

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