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Tresham takes part in Tomorrow’s Engineer Week

11.11.2013

TGW Engineers Week

Tresham College of Further and Higher education took part in Tomorrows Engineer week which ran from the 4th November- 8th November. Tomorrow’s Engineers teamed up with the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) for a week of activity that showcases all the exciting businesses and industries that rely on the work of creative engineers.Tresham engineering department welcomed two industry professionals into the engineering department to talk to the learners. On Wednesday 6th November 2013 Lisa Haggar (HR Manager),Ingrid Könneker ( Applications Engineer & Trainer)  and Ester Salinas Lozano (Applications Engineer)from TGW Group came into Tresham to talk to our female engineer students about females within the engineering industry.  It was an interactive workshop where topics included;

  • Difficulties for women in the industry,
  • Why do females choose to go into engineering?
  • Why is it important for women to get into engineering?
  • Do women have to work harder to prove themselves
    in the industry?

TGW offer apprenticeships in engineering through a partnership with Tresham, Lisa will be starting the recruitment process for the next set of apprentices in the New Year. Our female engineers had the opportunity to find out more about the apprenticeship scheme and what it has to offer.

Sean Lattimore, Manufacturer and Resources Team Leader at Tata Steel also came in to speak to the Engineering students about his time at Tresham.

Tomorrows Engineer Week Sean

In September 2000 Sean enrolled on a level 2 Mechanical Engineering course at Tresham’s Corby campus which led him onto an Apprenticeship at Tata Steel. Through his apprenticeship Sean gained a BTEC Level 3 extended Diploma in Engineering through Tresham.  Whilst working as a mechanical breakdown engineer for Tata steel, Sean spent three years gaining his Foundation degree in Engineering where he achieved a distinction. As a result of Sean’s hard work he was awarded Tresham’s ‘Student of the year Award”.  After completing his foundation degree Sean ended up at Northampton University (one of Tresham’s partners) and graduated in July 2012 with a First Class Honours Degree in Engineering.

Sean’s key message to the students was to take responsibility for their own learning and have a clear goal about what you want to achieve and take the steps needed to get there.  Sean spoke about the ways in which you can maximise opportunities in the Engineering industry and spoke about the need to gain higher education qualifications, such as a degree.

Overall Sean had a great experience at Tresham throughout his studies and felt the college were very supportive right from the start.

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