Students given insight into the engineering sector

Birds Eye Ltd has offered 12 students from Lowestoft College work experience placements at their Low

Birds Eye Ltd has offered 12 students from Lowestoft College work experience placements at their Lowestoft Factory. Some of the students are pictured with the companys current apprentices. Picture: KAREN DITCHFIELD - Credit: Archant

Students from Lowestoft College have been given a taste of what it's like to work in the engineering sector thanks to one of the town's major employers.

Birds Eye Ltd has offered 12 students from Lowestoft College work experience placements at their Low

Birds Eye Ltd has offered 12 students from Lowestoft College work experience placements at their Lowestoft Factory. Some of the students are pictured with the companys current apprentices. Picture: KAREN DITCHFIELD - Credit: Archant

Birds Eye Ltd signed up to the college's work placement programme to help offer students an insight into what life may be like after they have finished their training.

A total of 12 students were offered placements with the company and each spent 16 hours shadowing engineers to learn more about roles within the organisation. The students saw just how varied life as an engineer can be.

Michele Dodds, HR advisor at Birds Eye, said: 'We chose to support this scheme as we are big advocates of apprenticeship schemes and for the last four years have taken on one engineering apprentice each year.'

Chance Carr, a level three engineering technologies (maintenance) student, said: 'This work experience really boasted my motivation to gain an apprenticeship.'


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