New engineers get their certificates

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THE College of West Anglia has 12 newly qualified engineers, who were presented with their completion certificates by college principal David Pomfret at the Boathouse business centre in Wisbech.

The scheme is in its third year, and each apprentice collected their certificate in the presence of the employer services director for the national apprenticeship service, Teresa Logan and their employers.

Tina Welland, work based learning supervisor at the Isle campus, said: “I feel very proud to have been part of the apprentices training and this important celebration event. They all worked extremely hard to achieve level two and level three apprenticeships with excellent results.

“I would like to thank the employers and the tutors for supporting them throughout the programme and to everyone that attended on the evening.”

Teresa Logan said: “I’m so proud to be involved in apprenticeships and for the third year running the calibre of apprentices has been excellent. The support of employers nationally has been fantastic and this can be seen in the fact that there have been more applications for the BT apprenticeship scheme than who applied to Oxford University.”

John McColl, regional maintenance manager at Sibelco UK, said: “We have a great partnership with the college and have had two excellent apprentices. The college has tailored the course to fit the needs of the company and Tina Welland has been excellent. She always follows things up and has been spot on.”

Stephen Allen, on an advanced apprenticeship at Sibelco UK, said: “Completing an apprenticeship has given me practical, hands-on experience but also allows me to learn the theory at college, which I can then put into practice at work.”

Stephen wanted to complete an apprenticeship as he is a more ‘hands-on’ person and learned about apprenticeships while at school.

Pictured from left are: Nicholas Lee, Daniel Whitrid and Darren Witting.