The large majority of our alumni that have now secured apprenticeships did so as a direct consequence of the relationships they formed with these employers whilst students at the UTC.
Georgina Smith completed an industrial placement with local component manufacturer and laser-processing specialist Micrometric alongside her BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering. Since leaving the UTC she has continued to work with the company on a part-time basis whilst studying a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Lincoln.
Georgina said: “During year 13 I spent four days a week at the UTC and the remaining day with Micrometric. I was able to build a long-term relationship with the company and gain an in-depth understanding of all aspects of their work, from using advanced CAD software to operating cutting-edge machinery.
“Being able to evidence the practical application and development of my skills was invaluable when applying to study at university. Most students have a part-time job alongside their studies, and I feel very lucky that mine is within the engineering industry."
Neil Main, Managing Director at Micrometric and Governor of Lincoln UTC said: “By giving engineering students an opportunity to learn about the precision components and state-of-the-art equipment we use, they are able to increase their knowledge and abilities not just in engineering, but in design, innovation and even organisation.
“As a company we feel proud that we’re able to support the next generation of bright and enthusiastic engineers who have coped particularly well despite the challenging circumstances of the past few years. It’s been a pleasure and they have helped to keep a sense of the working culture.”