Engineering excellence showcased to employers

Engineering undergraduates at West Nottinghamshire College have showcased their technical expertise to business leaders. Students nearing the completion of their university-level studies presented their final-year projects to employers and tutors at the college’s annual ‘engineering showcase’.

The 33 students have studied either the Higher National Certificate (HNC) in electrical and electronic engineering or the HNC in mechanical engineering, which form part of the college’s higher education provision. Projects ranged from new product designs to innovative solutions that could be implemented in the workplace.

Employers attending the event – held at the college’s Engineering Innovation Centre in Sutton-in-Ashfield on 25th May 2016 – included representatives of Axiom Rail, Derry Building Services, Status Metrology Solutions, Advanex Europe, Boneham and Turner, Glenair UK, Nottingham Trams Ltd, and SPS Aerostructures.

Mechanical engineering student Jonathan Gregory, who works as a co-ordinate measuring machine (CMM) technician at Status Metrology Solutions, presented his project to his employer, Tony Tillett. The 23-year-old, from Mansfield, produced a CMM quality inspection system for a customer in the aerospace industry to aid the company’s future manufacturing processes.

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Company director Mr Tillett said: “I’ve kept up-to-date with Jonathan’s progress throughout his course, so it’s nice to see the culmination of all his hard work. From the outset my vision has been to ensure our staff are trained to the highest-possible standard.

“I’ve also enjoyed meeting other students and finding out about their projects too. Everyone I’ve spoken to is really motivated and keen to put what they’ve learnt into practice.”

West Nottinghamshire College wnc.ac.uk

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