A Colne woman paved the way for a future engineering career through a degree-based apprenticeship.
When she started college, Georgia Ashworth knew she wanted to explore a career in engineering, but because she hadn’t yet been exposed to the different roles available, she didn’t fully understand what options might be available to her. and what path she might take. take.
Georgia, from Colne, completed a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, followed by an HNC in Mechanical Engineering.
Then, at a career event at Nelson and Colne College, she came across Yorkshire firm Fives Landis, which offered work experience in quality assurance.
The 22-year-old said: “As it was a role I had never heard of before, I thought it would be a good opportunity to experience a working environment and hopefully discover my true passion in the engineering sector.”
After completing her work experience, Georgia felt she had gained a true understanding of the different roles within the company and made the decision to pursue quality assurance within Fives Landis as a graduate apprentice.
She has since completed an HND and a degree in Manufacturing Engineering while completing a Level 4 NVQ.
After the apprenticeship, Georgia hopes to continue working at Fives Landis as a Quality Assurance Engineer.
Georgia concluded, “My employer developed me outside of college by giving me the opportunity to expand my knowledge through additional ISO auditing and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt qualifications and exposing me to different scenarios to gain experience. I am really very grateful.