First Engineer through EPA makes a mark

12 May 2022
First Engineer through EPA makes a mark

Angus Wrisdale (pictured left) has recently completed his End Point Assessment (EPA). He is the first our of Engineers to go through EPA.

Following the Engineering Operative Standard, Angus started his journey back in December 2019 with Skylaunch.

Skylaunch, based in Wem, manufacture a range of glider winches, cable retrieve winches and special purpose winches and equipment. This niche sector drew Angus to apply for their vacancy so he could utilise some of the engineering skills he’d gained studying at college.


As the first apprentice to go through EPA, Angus was, as you would assume, quite nervous about what to expect. The End Point Assessment for the standard consisted of a portfolio of evidence, observation and professional discussion.


“I was worried at first,” Angus expressed, “I didn’t know what to expect. But the Assessor put me at ease and it felt like a breeze after.”


Angus needn’t have been worried as he was awarded a Distinction! Leaving a high mark for our other Engineering Operatives to meet. He praised SBC Training for their face-face training and the support of their Trainer/Assessors.


“All staff at SBC Training are very friendly and, for someone who doesn’t like being around lots of people, the small classroom sizes was helpful. I could learn from and get input from others that were following my course. I did also enjoy the online learning we did over pandemic but I enjoyed the practical training the most. I would just like to say thank you to my trainer/assessors, Natasha Guryeva and Nick O’Leary for their help.”


Angus has hopes to progress onto a Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship and continue his career with Skylaunch.

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