George studied at Lincoln UTC from 2014-2016 and gained a distinction in his Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering, before securing an apprenticeship in marine engineering with the Royal Navy. We recently caught up with him to see how he was getting on...
"I joined Lincoln UTC because of its partnership with local employers and industry. The Royal Navy works with UTCs around the country, as they appreciate the value of a technical education, and whilst in year 13 I secured the next step of my career in the form of an apprenticeship.
I am now a Leading Engineering Technician onboard a Portsmouth based Minehunter warship. I oversee the maintenance, fault finding and defect rectification for the diesel generators, as well as being the outboard boat engine maintainer.
The thing I enjoy most about my job is the opportunity for travel. In 2020 we deployed through the Mediterranean Sea right out to the Middle East stopping off at various countries along the way. I also have ongoing opportunities to develop my qualifications, and for this reason would definitely recommend working with the Royal Navy as it provides a strong foundation for mechanical and electrical engineering with good opportunities for career progression."