Year 13 UTC student Georgina Smith is currently working towards a BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering whilst completing an industrial placement with local component manufacturer and laser processing specialist Micrometric.
Georgina said: “I started my placement at Micrometric last October and I’ve spent each day learning something new, from using advanced CAD software to operating cutting-edge machinery. Most recently, I have been working on my own project to design and manufacture an airtight welding chamber.
“I am really grateful to have been able to continue my placement throughout lockdown. I can now evidence the practical application and development of my engineering skills, and this experience will be invaluable as I come to the end of my studies at the UTC with hopes to secure an apprenticeship.”
Lincoln UTC has a significant number of employer partners involved in the delivery of the curriculum. By working in tandem with local businesses, students benefit from educational opportunities grounded within real industry experiences.
Neil Main, Managing Director at Micrometric and Governor of Lincoln UTC said: “By giving engineering students an opportunity to learn about the precision components and state-of-the-art equipment we use, they are able to increase their knowledge and abilities not just in engineering, but in design, innovation and even organisation.
“As a company we feel proud that we’re able to support the next generation of bright and enthusiastic engineers who have coped particularly well despite the challenging circumstances. It’s been a pleasure and they have helped to keep a sense of the working culture.”
This initiative is unique to Lincoln UTC and is one of the many reasons why UTC graduates are highly employable. There are still a few places left in year 10 and year 12 for September 2021. To find out more or to apply online visit www.lincolnutc.co.uk.