Apprenticeship success for Engineering student Josh

08 January 2020

Josh Carr studied Level 2 Mechanical Engineering at Middlesbrough College before achieving his goal of securing an apprenticeship. Josh is now studying for a Level 3 Civil Engineering Technician Apprenticeship with Jacobs Engineering through Northern Skills Group, Middlesbrough College’s Apprenticeship and Commercial Training Arm.

Josh said “Studying at Middlesbrough College has been challenging but incredibly rewarding. It was hard at first balancing assignments and exams but I found my own rhythm and pushed myself to put 110% into everything.

“I always knew that I wanted to secure an apprenticeship as I wanted to gain hands-on experience in the workplace and put all the skills and knowledge I was learning at College into practice in the real world.

“I was delighted to find out that I had secured a Civil Engineering apprenticeship with Jacobs Engineering after facing a tough interview in the summer. It made all the hard work worthwhile when I found out I had been successful.

“I am absolutely loving my apprenticeship with Jacobs Engineering. It is fantastic to be learning and earning at the same time and I am particularly enjoying working as part of a team and working on real projects with real clients.

“I come to Middlesbrough College to study a couple of days a week and then put everything I am learning into practice in the workplace. My skill set is rapidly expanding and I am thoroughly enjoying my training.”

Josh, who has been diagnosed with dyslexia and autism praised Middlesbrough College for the support he has received. After suffering from bullying and personal issues throughout secondary school, Josh is now over the moon to be working towards his dream apprenticeship and thanks Middlesbrough College for helping him to achieve this.

Josh said “I received brilliant support from Middlesbrough College. My tutors were like second parent figures to me and I knew I could talk to them about anything.

“I was offered additional learning support throughout my time at College and I know the support is always available should I choose to take it. Middlesbrough College have helped me to see that a learning condition doesn’t stop you from achieving and that it’s okay to ask for help.

“I would 100% recommend coming to study at Middlesbrough College, thanks to their support I am now in a job that I love and I’m excited about my future career opportunities.”

Find out more about studying Engineering at Middlesbrough College. Find out more about studying for an Apprenticeship through Northern Skills Group, Middlesbrough College’s Apprenticeship and Commercial Training Arm.

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