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Student-engineers manufacturing success at Denroy

HND Students gain jobs with Denroy

Two student Manufacturing Engineers from South Eastern Regional College have gained employment with Denroy Plastics, whilst completing their qualifications.

SERC strive to instil key employability skills within their students to equip them for the demands of today’s workforce and this has paid off for Aaron Caughey and Luke Squance who both gained employment as apprentice technicians. Both students have successfully completed their Level 3 qualification and have now progressed to the HND Manufacturing course.

In addition, 16-year old Neil Murphy has gained employment as a tool room apprentice with Denroy ,following his GCSE’s, whilst he completes his SERC qualification on day release.

Mike McGrath, Denroy’s Engineering Manager explains “It is essential we invest in the creation of a skilled workforce to support the growth of our business. We have had a long standing relationship with SERC. From working with them to provide product prototyping, staff training and development to hosting tours for students to get a feel for the industry.”

“As a thriving business, we are always looking to the future and new ways to improve our products and attract talent. Attracting the right people and developing them within our business is vital for us achieving our business goals. Our collaboration with the College will help us create a new generation of great leaders who can contribute to the future growth of the company.”

As engineers, the students are involved in a variety of projects across the company, such as servicing, maintaining and installing machines and equipment.

Aaron said: “The Company is exceptionally innovative and I am very proud to be part of such a talented and experienced team.”

“As an apprentice, I am really enjoying gaining practical experience and industry knowledge which will prove useful in my role as tool room apprentice,” added Neil.

SERC deputy head of school for computing and engineering commented: “At SERC we are passionate about finding and supporting talent within the engineering sector.”

“Our courses combine academic study with on-the-job experience. This means students graduate with a specialised set of skills that meet the specific needs of employers in a particular sector. I am delighted that the students have got this amazing start to their career. It is just the beginning of a great career for them. On behalf of SERC, I would like to thank Denroy for their continued support in terms of offering work placement opportunitiies, site visits and class talks – which enrich the student learning experience.”