Year 11 student, Gabby, joined UTC Swindon in year 10 and will be leaving this summer to pursue her career path into the forces.
Gabby said: “I joined the UTC because I was really interested in engineering and I wanted a fresh start and to join a new school. I didn’t feel I was that supported at my previous school but I had friends there so it was a difficult decision to make.”
“Coming to UTC Swindon has completely changed me and I am so glad I made the choice to move”.
“As soon as I walked through the doors at their open event, I was smiling. I just knew I would love it.”
“One of the best things is, because it’s a smaller school, you get to know everyone really well. You are visible and the teachers get to know you, and learn how to get the best out of you. I feel so supported here and am finally able to just be myself and be comfortable with that.”
“I study all the compulsory subjects; English, maths and science, but chose to study computer science, product design, IT and engineering. After finishing at the UTC this summer, I will go to New College to study public services. From there, I plan to go into the Royal Navy as a Weapons Technician Apprentice.”
“Knowing I wanted to follow that career path, studying at UTC Swindon has been really beneficial. It has given me the connections with the Forces and the skills that I need when I join them. I chose the public services course because I want to learn different areas and specialise after that.”
“I would recommend UTC Swindon to anyone. It really is the most amazing experience and I am just so pleased I chose to study here.”
We wish Gabby the best of luck and a bright future in the Forces.