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News: Engi­neer­ing Stu­dents offered oppor­tu­ni­ties with lead­ing indus­try names

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Engi­neer­ing Learn­ers had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to meet a host of lead­ing employ­ers as part of a pro­gres­sion event at our Engi­neer­ing Cen­tre of Excel­lence at our High­fields Campus.

Over 100 of our stu­dents met with lead­ing employ­ers CEMA, Canal Engi­neer­ing, Con­trol Fab­ri­ca­tions, Games Work­shop and Bright­wake for 1:1 ses­sions so they could find out more about career oppor­tu­ni­ties with­in the engi­neer­ing and tech­nol­o­gy sectors.

There’s a wealth of career options avail­able with­in the indus­try at dif­fer­ent lev­els and the vari­ety of employ­ers who joined us at the event high­light­ed the range of career options avail­able and how our stu­dents can take their next steps in their careers.

Amongst our learn­ers attend­ing were Amy and April. Both are cur­rent­ly study­ing engi­neer­ing and elec­tri­cal cours­es with us and are keen to explore appren­tice­ships and fur­ther study opportunities.

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I’m cur­rent­ly study­ing a HND in elec­tri­cal and elec­tron­ic engi­neer­ing as I want to progress into high­er lev­el study and kick-start my career. I am inter­est­ed in work­ing in space robot­ics and 3D print­ing with­in the space industry. 

I came along today as it’s a great way for me to meet employ­ers and find out more about future career options. I find that appren­tice­ships suit my dyslex­ic learn­ing style and would like to under­take a high­er-lev­el appren­tice­ship so I can gain both prac­ti­cal expe­ri­ence and expand by knowl­edge of how busi­ness­es work. 

 — Amy Luko­mi­ate, HND Elec­tri­cal and Elec­tron­ic Engineering.

April McCarthy decid­ed to study elec­tri­cal instal­la­tion with us as she want­ed a career change. Cur­rent­ly work­ing as a Bar Man­ag­er, April wants to enter a new indus­try and gain on the job experience.

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I came here today as I was hop­ing to see what appren­tice­ships were on offer and if any­thing was right for me. I want to do an appren­tice­ship to get on the job expe­ri­ence and get a bet­ter idea of the industry. 

I chose my course because I am cur­rent­ly a bar man­ag­er and want to go into a total­ly dif­fer­ent indus­try and elec­tri­cal sounds interesting. 

 — April McCarthy

Employ­ers who came along to meet our stu­dents were impressed with the cal­i­bre of our learn­ers and as a result, sev­er­al of our stu­dents have been offered per­ma­nent jobs, appren­tice­ships, and work expe­ri­ence opportunities. 

Fol­low­ing this event a num­ber of stu­dents have sourced oppor­tu­ni­ties for appren­tice­ships, employ­ment and work expe­ri­ence. Feed­back from all who attend­ed has been excel­lent with learn­ers rel­ish­ing the oppor­tu­ni­ty to gain con­fi­dence in meet­ing with employ­ers and find­ing out more about the huge range of jobs avail­able in the engi­neer­ing sector. 

This event show­cas­es the enthu­si­asm and sup­port we have from our local busi­ness­es in nur­tur­ing the tal­ent and skills of our future work­force in the region, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with our fan­tas­tic team here at Not­ting­ham College. 

 — Kat­ri­na Far­rand — Strate­gic Busi­ness Part­ner for Engi­neer­ing and Con­struc­tion at Not­ting­ham College.

Engineering at Nottingham College

If you enjoy fig­ur­ing out how things work and have a curi­ous mind, an engi­neer­ing course could be just what you’re look­ing for.

Our Engi­neer­ing Cen­tre of Excel­lence at High­fields Sci­ence Park offers large work­shops with indus­try-stan­dard equip­ment for a range of engi­neer­ing dis­ci­plines, includ­ing milling and turn­ing (CNC and man­u­al), plus electrical/​electronic engi­neer­ing, incor­po­rat­ing the lat­est Pro­gram­ma­ble Log­ic Con­troller and robot­ics train­ing rigs. Class­room tech­nol­o­gy includes Auto­CAD (Com­put­er Aid­ed Design) and Sol­id Works design pack­ages. We have also invest­ed in 3D print­ing and scan­ning technology. 

High­fields also has ded­i­cat­ed work­shops for fab­ri­ca­tion and weld­ing training. 

We work with some of the lead­ing names in the indus­try, including 

St Gob­ain, BCM Fare­va, Not­ting­ham City homes and CEMA Lim­it­ed, as well as one of the country’s lead­ing uni­ver­si­ties, the Uni­ver­si­ty of Nottingham. 

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  • 12th May 2022 (2:04 PM)
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