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News: Engineering Students offered opportunities with leading industry names

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Engineering students talking to employers

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.

Amy Lukomiate

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.

April McCarthy at Highfields

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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