We recently caught up with Luke James and Zak Jay, two ex-engineering students who have returned to College as part of their apprenticeship.
Both of them studied the Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations Diploma in the last academic year after a swift career change. During this time, they undertook work experience at Merlin Entertainments, one of the Europe’s largest entertainment companies.
Much to their delight, and ours, they were both offered apprenticeships with Merlin following their work experience placements, hence their return to College for the classroom-based learning element.
It was reassuring to learn that both of them are thoroughly enjoying their apprenticeships and wouldn’t have been where they are without the College. When asked why they specifically chose to study with us initially, both were quick to sing our praises. They said:
Havering is the most reputable local College and has the best facilities for Engineering. The staff are knowledgeable, approachable and helped secure good opportunities, which lead to where we are now.
Our Engineering Career College helped with Luke and Zak’s professional development. Through it, they were able to improve their knowledge and confidence, which no doubt contributed to the end result of them securing jobs.
Following their apprenticeships, both students are hoping to stay within the Merlin group and potentially relocate to different attractions. We wish them the best of luck for the future!