Apprentice Indentures & Prizegiving

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.

Cheltenham Town Hall 1986 - Sir Robert Hunt first on the left; the very first Dowty apprentice and took over as Chairman of the Group from Sir George Dowty
Apprentice Prizegiving - Darren Newman
Darren Newman
Apprentice Prizegiving
Dowty Apprentice Group Prizegiving -1991
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
John Redfern 1970 - Apprentice Completion Certificate
John Redfern
David John Walker 1970 - Apprentice Completion Certificate
David John Walker
Ian Mence 1974 - Apprentice Indenture Agreement
Ian Mence
Nigel Goddard 1983 - Apprentice Completion Certificate
Nigel Goddard
John Redfern 1966 - Apprentice Indenture Agreement
John Redfern
Dowty Group Services - photo of Apprentice Indenture Document of Stephan Sawczuk
S Sawczuk
Geoffrey Goring - Apprentice Indenture cover letter
Geoffrey Goring
Dowty Group Services - Invitation to 1970 Apprentice Prizegiving
J W Redfern
Dowty Group Services -Invitation to Apprentice Prize-giving at Cheltenham Town Hall 1976
Alan Martin
Dowty Group Services - photo of New Mendip Junior Prize 1968 Apprentice Prizegiving to John Pyle
J Pyle
Dowty Group Services - photo of Production Engineering Prize 1960 to A P White
Ian Mence 1977 - Apprentice Commercial Prize Award
Ian Mence
Dowty Group Services - photo of Invitation to 1987 Apprentice Prizegiving

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