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Engineering Christina’s Story

Christina McColl left St Sampson’s High school with some excellent GCSE results in English, mathematics, science, graphic products and business studies. These results opened up a wide range of career options for Christina to choose from. In the end Christina decided to enrol on our 2 year full time Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering.

When asked why she chose engineering she said,

“ Whilst I was at school I did some work experience in office work, using computers . But I could see that office work was not going to be for me and I knew then, that I wanted to do something a little bit different. I had good grades predicted for my GCSE’s and I did enjoy my technology classes at school.

So after hearing about the BTEC Level 3 Diplomas in Manufacturing Engineering, at an event held at the Grammar School, I decided that this was the programme for me. I am enjoying the course and I particularly enjoy the hands on practical experience that goes along side the theory classes.”

John Semenowicz, Programme Manager for Engineering and Motor Vehicle at the Guernsey College of FE, said

“Over the last couple of years we have witnessed, a small, but significant number of female school leavers with good GCSE results choosing a career path in engineering. We are delighted to see more young women showing an interest in the STEM subjects (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) and would direct them to the WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) webpage in order to see the full range of possible career options.”  – CLICK HERE

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So why should young women people choose engineering?

Because it offers a varied, intellectually challenging career with opportunities to travel, gain professional qualifications and even run your own company.

Did you also know that with the exception of accountants, there are more engineers on the boards of UK companies than any other profession? The salary is good, international respect has never been higher and there are opportunities to make a real difference to the way we live.

Engineers are inventors, designers and problem solvers. They are part of an international network of highly-skilled professionals. They are well paid and well respected.

Any young school leavers expecting to achieve good results in their maths and science or technology GCSE examinations who are interested in following our 2yr full time Extended Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering. (a modern route to university) should contact

John Semenowicz

Programme Manager for Engineering and Motor Vehicle