Darran Gough finds success on SERC Civil Engineering Apprenticeship
Darran Gough, 19, has improved his skills as an engineer on the SERC ICE Civil Engineering Apprenticeship.
After completing his A-Levels at All Saints College, Darran found out about his apprenticeship through the Institution of Civil Engineers..
On his course at SERC Darran commented: “I loved having a balanced work/education life and getting the opportunity to apply my classroom knowledge into a working environment.
“It is a far easier way to grasp technical engineering aspects and understand why you are doing them.”
Darren says to anyone thinking of coming to SERC: “It is a very beneficial alternative to full time study at university and is a lot more rewarding professionally building a foundation with a company and the industry, as well as earning while you learn, which is a great incentive to choose this way of starting your career as an engineer.
“Being an engineering apprentice has standards and there is a lot of time invested into you, you will be able to make decisions and can aid live operations in projects which is extremely rewarding for your career.
“I am continuing study into a higher-level apprenticeship in civil engineering.”
Darran concludes that he would “without a doubt” recommend SERC to anyone considering further or higher education at the college.
South Eastern Regional College provides high quality and innovative services to almost 33,000 learners, utilising 1,000 experienced staff and specialist facilities.
Services include Further and Higher Education courses, apprenticeships, professional development training, community education, online learning, tailored training for businesses, support for SMEs, Technology Transfer and IT solutions.
Throughout Apprentice Week, which ran from April 26-30, SERC held a number of virtual events to encourage potential students to find out more about the opportunities available at the South Eastern Regional College, which has a campus in Lisburn.
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