Jordan Gaw is 21 years old and currently studying a Foundation Degree in Computing through Farm Lodge NRC while working at Hutchinson Engineering.
Jordan started his journey with Hutchinson Engineering in November 2020.He tells us “In my role at Hutchinson Engineering I work on a range of different projects and tasks which include Software Development, IT Support, and reports for Shop floor use.
” I completed my GCSEs and my A-Levels, and from here I decided I wanted to do a degree in IT, but I didn’t want the fees associated with a degree. I found out about the Career Encode course which is an Earn as you learn Higher Level Apprenticeship in Computing. “
Jordan attends NRC college one day a week, and the rest of the time he is at Hutchinson Engineering. Jordan wanted a more “hands-on” approach to his learning, so the Career Encode course was the perfect choice for him as the course allows him to complete his Foundation Degree. Jordan continues to tell us “All my fees are paid for, So, I am getting my 3 years’ experience from work, with a wage, a foundation degree, and no debt which is a fantastic way to start my career”.
Jordan continues to tell us” Since working at Hutchinson’s I have gained valuable life and work skills which include, People Skills, Problem Solving Skills, Software Development skills as well as boosting my overall IT level. All of these have allowed me to progress as a young professional in the IT industry.”
“My favourite part of working at Hutchinson Engineering is the vast array of projects and tasks I have been involved in. This allows me to not only improve my IT skillset but my professional skillset in the workplace.”