11th June 1999

 

HE INSIGHT FOR APPRENTICES

 

British Aerospace engineers will visit the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside on 18th June to talk to local apprentices about their future careers.

 

Thirty-nine day-release students who juggle jobs with part-time study will find out what is likely to be expected of them from a multi-national firm such as British Aerospace.

 

The apprentices are currently studying for their Ordinary National Certificate in engineering and many will go on to enrol with the university in September to begin the Higher National Certificate.

 

The talk will be followed by various exercises including electronics logic and dynamics which will both form part of their future study.

 

“We hope the day will help prepare the apprentices for the step up into higher education and to get them to develop the skills they will need on a HE programme,” said Gordon Gilbert, Head of Engineering.

 

Many students who complete the HNC go on to be sponsored by companies to do a degree-level course.

 

The Department of Engineering at the Cottingham Road campus is committed to the university-wide drive to improve access to higher education for local youngsters.

 

Today (11th June) a group of Year 10 pupils from Winifred Holtby School in Bransholme visited the university. They discussed a recent project introduced to the school by the Department of Engineering to design and build a bridge.

 

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Sam Hendley

Press Officer

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886042

Fax: 01522 882088

e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk