Four college students are celebrating after achieving top marks in their apprenticeships.
Fay Baron, Charlie Thompson, Levi McCarthy and Anisha Bell, who all work at Siemens Energy Subsea in Ulverston, secured distinctions in their business administration apprenticeships at Level 3.
The apprentices had to produce a portfolio of evidence to prove their competence, complete a process improvement project and deliver a presentation based on a project as well as an assessor interview and exam.
Alongside studying through day release at Furness College’s Channelside campus in Barrow, they have been rotated around departments at the Ulverston firm to get a broad range of experience.
Currently, Levi is working in project management, Fay is with bids, Charlie in planning and Anisha in delivery.
“We are all enjoying our time at Siemens Energy Subsea in Ulverston,” said Fay.
“Throughout our apprenticeship, we have had the chance to rotate around many departments, which has been beneficial to our learning and development and helped us understand the wider business.
“And we’ve thoroughly enjoyed our time working with all our Subsea colleagues.”
“It is hoped we will be offered permanent positions within the business and who knows, we may even take the opportunity to go onto study further at degree level,” said Charlie.
Wendy Singleton, learning and development manager at Siemens Energy Subsea, said: “Throughout their training, they have already made a significant contribution to all the departments they have worked with, and we are sure they all have a very successful future ahead of them.”
Furness College’s apprenticeship recruitment and development coach Rachel Butler said the students had shown exceptional commitment to their studies and a willingness to learn.
“Not only have they achieved phenomenal grades in their apprenticeship but they have also supported each other,” she said.
“They have worked hard and deserve their top marks.”