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Future engineers given tour of Hydram by former QE student

Date Posted: 11/03/2019 | Posted In: Latest news

During National Careers Week, members of the Future Engineers Scheme from QE visited Hydram, a local engineering company that supplies precision sheet metal products, components and fabrications to large businesses across the United Kingdom. Former QE student, Isaac Binks, joined Hydram last year through an apprenticeship programme and led the future engineers on a tour of the facilities where they were able to see engineering in action, including design, fabrication, welding and quality assurance. Isaac’s A Levels in Maths, Physics and English Language have benefitted his career greatly, securing a job that requires applied mathematics and problem solving skills on a daily basis.

Student, Christopher Jones, comments: ‘It was great to see how Hydram uses technology to maintain consistency and quality, and how they make tools from scratch to create specialist products’. Dylan Eadsforth adds: ‘The visit has really helped me to decide that an apprenticeship in engineering is the route I would like to take after College. It gave me a good insight into what happens in the industry’.

Liz Bryan, Future Engineers Co-ordinator, concludes: ‘The students really enjoyed the trip. They were not only able to find out about progression through an apprenticeship, but they were also able to see how their academic studies can be applied in the workplace. We would like to thank Hydram’s Training Manager, Neil, for his insights into engineering’.