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CRAIG STOBBS - Ayrshire Precision Craig Stobbs is an Apprentice CNC Machinist with Ayrshire Precision. Craig got his opportunity there through his own perseverance. While still at secondary school, he enquired about work experience during the Easter break. After that went well, he was invited back in over the summer. Now he’s in the second year of an apprenticeship following a year studying at Ayrshire College. Craig said “I’d initially asked for some work experience and they were happy with how I “ performed. I was keen to start an apprenticeship after that, as I wasn’t interested in university and thought the quicker I could get into a job, the better. “Ayrshire Precision is great to work for because they evaluate how you are doing and allow you to do things by yourself when they feel you’re up to the task. It’s the best way to learn for me – to learn by doing. “I’d definitely recommend the apprenticeship to anyone. For anyone still at school, I’d stress that maths is important for this role.” I’d definitely recommended the apprenticeship to anyone who is not interested in university. For anyone still at school, I’d stress that maths is important for this role. CRAIG STOBBS - AYRSHIRE PRECISION ” THE STUDENT VOICE SPRING/SUMMER 2017 29