Apprentice support hub

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Apprentice support hub

The EPA journey is different for everyone, but every apprentice will feel the pressures of working, training and preparing for EPA all at the same time.

This apprenticeship information hub will try to ease some of your anxieties around EPA by helping you understand what to expect from it and how to prepare for it.

In this section:

Apprentice stories

Chelsea Greenfield

Chelsea came to her PCSO apprenticeship with Sussex Police after previously working in childcare. Learn about Chelsea’s apprenticeship experience.

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Josh Manley, firefighter apprentice from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Josh Manley

Meet Josh Manley, a firefighter apprentice from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Meet Josh

Loren Sims, PCSO apprentice from Sussex Police

Loren Sims

After working in the contact centre at Sussex Police for 4 years, Loren got a taste for front-line policing and decided to apply for the PCSO apprenticeship.

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Andy Majer, firefighter apprentice from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Andy Majer

Andy Majer was in the army for 12 years before starting an apprenticeship to become a firefighter. Find out more.

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Marcos Miranda de la Fuente headshot

Marcos Miranda de la Fuente

Find out about Marcos’ PCSO apprenticeship with Sussex Police.

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Joseph Smith headshot

Joseph Smith

Discover how Joseph started his firefighter career with County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service.

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Patricia Montoya

Patricia Montoya

Meet emergency contact handler Patricia, who completed an apprenticeship with Thames Valley Police in 2021.

Meet Patricia

Lauren Bradshaw headshot

Lauren Bradshaw

Read about Lauren’s apprenticeship journey with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.

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Wellbeing help and resources

Apprentices may often feel like they have a lot riding on their course. Particular with the EPA looming, it’s important to make sure you manage your stress levels and take precautions to help yourself de-stress when you can.

Find out where you can find some resources to help you manage your wellbeing whilst on your apprenticeship journey.

Wellbeing resources
Two apprentices supporting each other