I’ve always been interested in how things are made and this is what mechanical engineering is all about so it made sense for me to choose this course. Bedford College is now one of the only places in this region that runs this HND course.
When I left school I did an Apprenticeship then got a job at the Medical Research Council and was fortunate that they were willing to sponsor me to study this course. They’ve been very flexible, allowing me to go into College for my course one day a week.
I enjoy a lot of the analytical subjects such as heat transfer and fluid mechanics and I’ve found that the tutor’s enthusiasm and support helps me to learn more.
There’s no doubt that this course has helped me to progress my career. Once you know the theory behind what you’re doing everyday, it makes you more efficient. Now, when faced with a problem, often I can get straight to the solution because I’ve already learnt it on the course.
It’s certainly worthwhile getting the qualifications you need to improve your skill set and progress with your career. In the workplace, I’ve found that opportunities arise for those who have the right experience combined with the right training. And there is also the pay progression, with a higher education qualification you are more likely to get promoted and paid more, which all helps.
Philip - Mechanical Engineering BTEC HND