Find out what our learners say in this short video
Engineering - Case Studies
Odin Engineering inspire girls to work in engineering
Henley College Coventry has been working in partnership with Odin Engineering to inspire the next generation of female engineers. Charlie Clarke, Natalie Davoli and Megan Wheeler spent a day on work placement learning about the industry with Emily Barker, a director of the company as their mentor.
Emily said “at Odin Engineering we believe that the rise of female engineers is extremely important as it is a predominantly male environment. We feel that having the girls coming to view our company will encourage other women to take up engineering too”
Enterprise Week talk by Odin Engineering inspires Adam to seek full time job.
Adam studied engineering at Henley College and during Enterprise Week he attended a talk given by Emily Barker, a director at Odin Engineering. When she described her job he remembers she mentioned grinding and it is something that he enjoyed and had been trained in, so he applied to the company and hasn’t looked back since. He is now being trained on other machines and is doing a sales role as well.
Tom - Performing Engineering Operations - Level 1
Tom Mills started his story at Henley College on the Performing Engineering Operations Level 1. Tom had some basic engineering knowledge from school and wanted to continue his learning and development.
Isabelle started studying for Performing Engineering Operations Level 1 at Henley and says:
“I was thrown in at the deep end but I loved the challenge to work out how the engineering machines work,from lave machines, drilling machines to milling machines. The best part of the course is when you are making something. I made a hammer head, this was challenging at first but seeing the end result was amazing.
Paige's Performing Engineering Operations Level 1 leads to an apprenticeship.
When Paige started her Engineering course she says “I was thrown in at the deep end but I loved the challenge to work out how the engineering machines work,from lave machines, drilling machines to milling machines. The best part of the course was when you made something. I made a hammer head, this was challenging at first but seeing the end result was amazing.
Paige enjoyed the course and she says “we all worked well as a team and helped each other out, from class discussions we were learning different techniques and how to be more efficient. I learnt new skills, from milling and fitting to using turning machines. I was constantly using my brain. The course was challenging at first but with the help and support of my tutors I gained excellent knowledge and skills.”