"I was able to discover potential that I never thought I had. And I found it while balancing my personal life and looking after my family."
Gabriel Rocha leads Worley’s offshore wind energy operations in Great Yarmouth. He has first-hand experience with what career opportunities can follow an apprenticeship, having started his own career as a Mechanical Craft Apprentice.
Gabriel achieved his Higher National Diploma through a day release program at City College Norwich, banking five years of experience at the same time.
Over the next 10 years, Gabriel completed a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 in management and leadership, among several other courses – all while continuing to build valuable experience in the industry.
“I’m a great believer in how the apprenticeship scheme can launch careers and instill a life-long attitude to learning and working. Being an apprentice at a company like Worley offers so many opportunities. It isn’t a barrier to progression or an inferior route to full-time education. In fact, it can be quite the opposite.