Ole Fletcher studied a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering at UTC Warrington. He graduated with three distinction stars, alongside the nine GCSEs he gained at the UTC. He has just started an aircraft maintenance apprenticeship with Boeing.
“I joined the UTC as I saw it as an amazing opportunity to develop employer relationships, gain the relevant skills of the working world and have the opportunity to have a practical based education,” he says. “The UTC was a time of constant opportunities that I would never have had at my old school. There were regular trips to employer workshops such as visiting Stanley engineering, NMCN, Jaguar Landrover – and many more. We also had regular trips to the university sponsor, Manchester Metropolitan, to carry out parts of our course. The UTC is nothing
like my old school in the sense it provided a relevant curriculum to the industry I was wanting to go into.”
Ole has just moved to Cardiff to start an aircraft maintenance apprenticeship with Boeing. “This involves studying at the ICAT centre for a year in Cardiff, moving to Scotland to work on military planes at RAF Lossiemouth and finally moving to London for a year to work at Gatwick on commercial aircraft,” he says.
“I feel that my UTC experience helped me do well in my pre-employment assessments and interviews. I was able to discuss all the things I’d done at UTC and the experience I had gained. This left
them surprised at how much I had achieved in a short space of time.”