After submitting an application form, cover letter and CV, Year 11 student James Jardim was required to complete some challenging online tests before being invited to an assessment centre. Following a long day of interviews and tests, James has now been offered an apprenticeship to begin once he has completed his summer exams.
James said: “I completed a week of work experience with BMW last year where I experienced some maintenance and I really enjoyed it, so when I was asked which areas I’d be interested in going into during the apprenticeship I said that was something I was keen to do more of.
“I’m eager to learn a variety of skills, which is good because I’ll be moving to different placements every few months. I’m not sure exactly what they’ll be yet, but I’m really looking forward to it.”
Students compete in engineering challenge set by industry
On Thursday 11 May, Year 10 UTC Swindon students took part in an exciting engineering challenge.
The challenge was set by STEMworks, a not for profit company that works with schools and other organisations promoting STEM skills, and NATS, a global leader in air traffic control and airport performance.
Students were divided into teams, competing against each other for the chance to take part in the final of a competition at this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) in July.
Case study – Developing a talent pipeline: Patheon
A global pharma contract development and manufacturing organisation is developing a pipeline of new talent with the support of UTC Swindon.
Patheon provides an end-to-end supply chain solution for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies. With a UK base in Swindon, the company serves more than 400 clients around the world.
The company first made contact with UTC Swindon as it prepared to re-launch its apprenticeship programme, after a gap of around 15 years.
Read our case study to find out more about Patheon’s relationship with UTC Swindon and student Gareth Wilson’s offer of a place on this year’s apprenticeship programme.
Students “see inside manufacturing” at GKN
We are delighted that Year 13 UTC Swindon student, Kate Kerrane, has been offered an apprenticeship with the Royal Navy.
Kate’s family has always worked with the Royal Navy, which sparked her interest in joining the force several years ago. She originally applied for a job, but when they saw the qualifications she was working towards they put her through a test to see whether she would be more suited to the apprenticeship scheme instead.
By completing an Aviation Engineering Apprenticeship, Kate will gain a Masters qualification after three years rather than 22 years if she were to join as a Regular.
Students inspired as they explore Microsoft Headquarters
Jon commented: “The year 10 students discussed and completed activities on the five eating points a day. They did a great job providing good ideas on how to eat a balanced diet throughout the day and how to help themselves and others to be healthy.”
Applications for September
Limited spaces are available for Year 10 and Year 12 for September 2017. For details on how to apply, please visit the Apply section on our website.
To apply for Year 10, please apply via Swindon Borough Council, and then confirm your application with us by completing this short form.
To apply for Year 12, please apply to us directly by completing this short form.
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