Employers scout ‘Britain’s bright future’
Our engineering students have made such an impression on an employer that the company has doubled its number of apprenticeships with Stockport College – and visited our campus to scout more talent.
Our engineering students have made such an impression on an employer that the company has doubled its number of apprenticeships with Stockport College – and visited our campus to scout more talent for the future.
Railway product manufacturers, Howells, were so delighted after interviewing Level 3 Engineering Technologies learners Lewis Bird and Scott Edwards that bosses created opportunities for both students at their company in Wythenshawe instead of just one.
Howells Quality Manager, David Roberts, said: “Our impressions (and this a collective agreement) is that both Lewis and Scott are very mature for their age, interview very well and have shown a high level of enthusiasm. They are a credit to their families, college and moreover themselves.
“If this is the level of engineering that 18-year-olds are attaining, then I believe that Britain has a bright future with young men like Lewis and Scott.”
Lewis and Scott will learn while they earn with Stockport College progressing to a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Technologies as well as an NVQ Level 3 work-based learning qualification.
Tutor Coral Aspinall, who supports students with their applications, said: “These students are on course for a distinction alongside two other students Matthew Walsh and Harry Purnell, who have secured an apprenticeship with Gear Services.
“It’s the soft skills that and fact that they turn up and turn up on time, not just their engineering aptitude. These students have shown a great attitude the whole time they have been studying here. We’re extremely proud of what they have achieved.”