Taking a vocational route such as an apprenticeship, suited those who did not wish to pursue an academic career pathway and were more hands-on, you worked while you learned and earned while you learned!
Dowty Apprentices were provided options to obtain advanced-level qualifications, such as Craft, Student, Technical or Graduate Apprenticeships to progress their career.
What’s more, apprentices had their tuition fees paid and considering the costs of university fees, apprenticeships looked like an appealing option!
After 5-years of an excellent apprenticeship, some of us who were lucky enough, finally got to shake Sir George Dowty’s, and after his death Sir Robert Hunts or some other dignitaries hand!
Thank you to the ex. Apprentices who shared their documents with us.