A number of students studying STEM subjects at Worcester Sixth Form College are starting their journey to become engineers of the future by participating in a 2 year Junior Internship Programme.
The Junior Internship Programme is an exciting new opportunity being developed by the Local Enterprise Partnership, local authority, Worcester Sixth Form College, Heart of Worcestershire College and Worcestershire Skills Partnership (a partnerships of Worcestershire businesses). The companies who are offering students the internship opportunity are: Worcester Bosch, Morgan Motors, Malvern Panalytical, Mazak UK, Southco and Worcester County Council’s civil engineering division.
Students will be taking a tour of each company and then will have a link with a particular company gaining work experience, mentoring from a senior manager and input into their Level 3 Extended Project Qualification. This qualification enables the student to choose and develop a piece of work that may be related to their future career plans and is a qualification highly valued by universities. Input can be provided by the employer in the development of the project and a college supervisor from the teaching staff will oversee each student’s work as they identify, design, plan and complete their individual project.
Students who applied to take part, met at Worcester Sixth Form College for the assessment and selection of interns by the participating companies. They are now waiting to find out if they have been successful and the programme kicks off with visits before Christmas.
Edward Senior, Principal, said: “I am excited at the opportunity that working with leading local companies provides for our students. It is a challenging programme but it will give them a real insight into science, technology, engineering and cyber security that will advance them towards their future careers. I am delighted with the response from our students and proud of the skills and maturity they demonstrated in the assessment process. Fingers crossed they will be selected.”