The JCB Academy has once again enabled learners to go on and pursue a wide range of fantastic careers through its links with universities and business. Paul Stanmore, Director of Sixth Form, said:
“Another year with some fantastic achievements that demonstrate how the experience at The JCB Academy prepares learners for their transition to university and future careers. I am immensely proud of the achievements of all learners and look forward to hearing of their future success in industry”.
Learners at the academy’s sixth form have secured some fantastic opportunities in employment and further education, but it’s not all just about engineering and business. With The JCB Academy’s business links it’s no surprise that some of the learners have secured fantastic apprenticeship opportunities:
After securing an A* in Business, D* in IT Diploma and a B in Maths, Chloe Banner starts as a Financial Advisor with DeLoitte in Birmingham. Chloe said: “I joined The Academy in Year 12 as it specialised in Business. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and have secured my dream role as a higher apprentice”.
Connor Williams, who achieved the equivalent of 2 A*’s in Business and a B in Maths has secured a Higher Apprenticeship on the KPMG 360 higher apprenticeship programme at their Birmingham office in Snow Hill.
Francessca Hall, from Hilton in Derby achieved an A in English Literature, A in Business, B in Maths and an A* in EPQ. In September, Francessca will start her higher apprenticeship in Rolls Royce’s Supply Chain department and will study for a degree in Leadership and Management at Nottingham Trent university.
Two Engineering learners, Sam Jones and Becky Rothwell both studied the Engineering Diploma and Maths and will start Higher apprenticeships next month. Sam will work in the Design department at Aston Martin, Gaydon, Warwickshire, and Becky will work as an Undergraduate Civil Engineer as part of the structures team at WSP in Coventry.
As well as their business links The JCB Academy has developed links with some leading universities. Rocester based learner, George Oakden achieved the equivalent of three grade A’s, one in traditional Maths and two in Engineering.
George, who also achieved a grade A in AS-Level EPQ said: “I really appreciate the extra efforts of academy staff. This, along with the challenge partners who help put concepts into context with real-life problems have helped me secure the grades I’ve achieved. I hope to have a career in designing after studying Mechanical Engineering at Newcastle University”.
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