Husna Gul is a degree apprentice at Nottingham Trent University - meaning she can study her degree in Civil Engineering while also working four days a week for a Nottingham engineering firm.
Husna, 20, started her degree apprenticeship when she joined Dice Consulting based in the Lace Market. The company is run by NTU alumnus, Wayne Oakes and his business partner, Raj Somal
A practical learner, Husna found out about degree apprenticeships while researching universities and future career paths, and felt it was the best fit for her.
At the small Nottingham firm, she is benefitting from one-to-one support from her managers, helping her apply the knowledge she is learning at university. This opportunity has allowed her to gain relevant workplace experience whilst also studying for a qualification.
“Starting a Civil Engineering apprenticeship, I’ve developed in many ways. I’ve become more confident. I am a practical person and being paid to learn and getting on-the-job experience is better for me.”