Wirth Research employee Jason Easton (above) has achieved an HNC in mechanical engineering as part of the Oxfordshire, UK-based company’s investment in the future of engineering.
There is an acknowledged skills shortage in this sector and the company says it recognizes the importance of investing in training in order to secure its future growth.
“I first approached Wirth Research showing interest in moving into the design office. I was met with full support, and we decided the HNC in mechanical engineering would be a logical step in furthering my education and making me a more suitable candidate for such a role,” said Easton.
“Over two years, Wirth supported me fantastically – allowing me the one day a week to go to Newbury College, and [supporting me]financially.”
Louise Hoskin, HR executive, Wirth Research, said, “We were looking for a course to challenge Jason and give him the right skill set for the company. This course was right for him and for us. We wanted to support Jason in his commitment to the two-year training course.”
Ultimately, Easton hopes to join the mechanical design team. Wirth Research continues to support him and the rest of their staff in achieving their career aims.
August 13, 2015