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Lewis Wilde Apprentice Engineer

One chance conversation led Lewis to a seriously exciting apprenticeship in engineering

“You’re not expected to know everything, you’re actually in the workplace being taught how to do it and eventually, I’ll be able to do it myself!”

Lewis Wilde

Studying for A-levels isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and for Lewis Wilde, taking on an apprenticeship instead was “definitely the best decision” he ever made.

Thanks to a chance meeting with the owner of Island RIBs, an Isle of Wight marine engineering company, and with the support of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights, he’s now in a full-time boatbuilding apprenticeship.

You can learn more about the Shipwrights’ Apprenticeship Scheme via our “Engineering Scholarships and Apprenticeships” resource page.

Engineering Scholarships and Apprenticeships


Learn more about the innovations and creative projects engineers are involved in by watching these “Were You Born to Engineer?” videos.

It does not matter what your interests and passions are, from sport to healthcare – there is an exciting and rewarding role for you in Engineering.

These videos have been produced by creative video producers duckrabbit, under the sponsorship of the ERA Foundation, the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

These videos are useful in the classroom, at master classes or residential courses, STEM clubs or any other forum when the excitement and opportunities of engineering are to be discussed. Please visit our “In the Classroom” page for more information.

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