Monday, June 27, 2011

News: Andrew moulds a bright future in engineering


A 17-year-old who dropped out of college has landed a job and a promising future thanks to a pioneering training programme.

A two-week Prince's Trust "Get Into Engineering" course at Brinsworth Training, South Yorkshire's leading engineering and manufacturing training provider, convinced Andrew Pearson, of East Dene, Rotherham, that engineering was the career he wanted to follow.

After completing the Prince's Trust scheme, Andrew landed a place on a 14-week course specially designed by Brinsworth Training in Templeborough to give young people without qualifications an opportunity to build up their engineering foundation skills.

And now he has been offered an apprenticeship at Active Moulds Ltd., of Dinnington, Rotherham.

Andrew said: "I realise how fortunate I am to be in full-time employment because of the course, particularly at a time when there aren't many jobs around. And I'm absolutely determined to make the best of the opportunity.

"I love the job and realised as soon as I went on the Prince's Trust taster course that engineering was the way forward for me. It was a lucky break for me. When I decided to leave college because I felt I wasn't getting anywhere, I didn't really know what the future held."

Craig Trembath, workshop manager, at Active Moulds, who make moulds for the blockpaving industry, said: "Andrew is doing very well and giving us 100 per cent and more. He is keen to learn, asking lots of relevant questions and showing a lot of promise. It's obvious that the course at Brinsworth Training has given him a good, sound foundation in engineering basics."

The Prince's Trust will be running, with Brinsworth Training, another "Get Into Engineering" course for unemployed young people in Rotherham from July 11-22.

Active Moulds website
Brinsworth Training website

Images: Brinsworth Training


Supported by:
More news...

  © Blogger template Newspaper III by 2008

Back to TOP