Huddersfield New College has announced that Year 13 student Ivin Chan has secured a competitive degree level apprenticeship with Airbus. Ivin will commence his training and degree level study in September, following completion of his A Level studies. 

A degree level apprenticeship is an attractive option for many students, as it enables them to earn whilst they learn, combining on the job training with degree level study. Naturally, this means that they are often highly competitive, and following a comprehensive, two stage process, Ivin has been appointed as a Digital Technology Solutions Apprentice. 

Airbus is a multinational aerospace corporation which designs, manufactures and sells aerospace products across the world. As a member of the team, Ivin will be working on products such as satellites and jets, learning about the design process and undertaking higher level computer coding during this. 

Ivin, who is studying A Levels in Computer Science, Mathematics and 3D Design, says: “I have always wanted to secure a degree level apprenticeship, as obviously being able to combine learning skills on the job with obtaining a paid for degree is an attractive prospect. When I saw the opportunity at Airbus, I was really keen to apply and went through a number of stages including an assessment centre where I was tasked with creating a product and one to one interviews with my future department and other key company representatives. The support I got at College from Careers and my Progress Tutor was really helpful, as was the resources available on Moodle.”

“I will relocate to Stevenage in September, where I will be based, and I am really excited to be able to be able to start my career immediately, whilst still obtaining a degree. I think I am most excited about being able to learn from industry experts.”

Catherine Cushnie, Assistant Principal and Ivin’s Progress Tutor adds: “Today our young people progress to some exceptional careers, and enjoy being able to choose from a range of pathways. The route Ivin has taken is one that is becoming increasingly popular, as students can combine the world of work with degree level study, earning whilst they learn and having their degree level studies funded. Naturally, this means that is it’s a very competitive process, and we are very proud that Ivin has secured such a fantastic opportunity at a world leading company. We’d like to wish him all the luck in the world, and hope he will return in the future to visit us to tell our current students more about this route.”


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