A local student, Jake Crutchley (pictured above), is demonstrating an alternate route to higher education. Having completed an Advanced Apprenticeship in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering, Jake has enrolled at Harper Adams University to study for a Degree in Agricultural Engineering.
Jake completed his three year Apprenticeship with SBC Training while employed at Aluroll in Oswestry where he has developed as a skilled engineering technician. However his ambition to achieve a degree took a step closer when he successfully applied for a place at Harper Adams University.
During his Apprenticeship Jake gained a Diploma in Engineering Technology and an NVQ level 3 Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. These qualifications and the experience gained at Aluroll mean that he enters University with an excellent foundation for his studies.
Barry Mahon, Production Manager at Aluroll summed up their three years working with Jake. "Jake is a quick learner and soon became an asset to the Aluroll team. He is the perfect example of how beneficial apprenticeships are to employers like Aluroll. We already miss having him in the office and wish him all the best with his university studies".
Said Jake "I could not thank SBC Training enough for getting me to where I am now. My apprenticeship was fantastic and I would recommend the apprenticeship route to anyone." Jake is setting his sights high and has ambitions to progress to a Masters Degree when he has completed the current course.