Industry Partner: Fairfield Control Systems
Fairfield Control Systems specialise in the design, manufacture, installation, commissioning and support of industrial automation and control systems. From rollercoaster supervisory systems to retractable roofs on sporting arenas, with three decades of experience and knowledge, Fairfields can offer a turnkey solution for all control systems and industrial automation requirements across numerous sectors.
Lincoln UTC has developed a close relationship with Fairfield Control Systems over the last five years. In the past they have offered several work placements to our students and recruited three UTC alumni to join their team. Billy Hanner attended Lincoln UTC from 2014-2016 and now works at Fairfields as an Electrical Design Engineer.
Billy said: “Whilst I was in my final year at Lincoln UTC, Fairfields visited to deliver a presentation about their apprenticeship scheme for engineering students. Because I had already shown an interest in electrical engineering, I was asked to meet and greet the company representatives.
“This connection was invaluable as when I subsequently applied for the apprenticeship and was invited to interview, the company representatives recognised me. I secured my job as a direct consequence of the relationship I formed with my employers whilst at the UTC.”
Peter McMorrow, Fairfields Engineering Director, said: “Apprentices are such a vital part of our organisation and sustainability, we appreciate the need to train and develop young talented people in order to produce world class engineers for the future.
“We have identified Lincoln UTC as a key partner in
providing students a springboard into industry and can affirm that it provides
the necessary preparation and industry opportunities.”