As a direct result of its work with One sixth-form college, Ipswich-based structural engineering business, Superstructures, has taken on a second degree apprentice.
Having undertaken a week of work experience prior to lockdown in March, Lee Allender joined Superstructures as a Degree Apprentice in September, after finishing his BTEC Engineering course at One. He has now started his degree in Civil Engineering at Anglia Ruskin, with all learning delivered remotely for at least this semester.
Alongside the 11-strong team, Lee also joins fellow Degree Apprentice, Liam Swann who started with the business last year having also completed his BTEC Engineering course at One. Liam’s been learning about all aspects of the job and is now working on his own small projects with support from his mentor and senior engineer. He has completed the first year of his degree course and has excellent results.
James Potter, MD of Superstructures said: “The relationship with One and the degree apprenticeship initiative has been a great success. We’re building a team for the future and having well-rounded young people in the business that we can develop alongside their education is absolutely the way forward and enables us to keep growing as a company.”