Future engineers visit Harwin

September 7, 2018

Engineers of the future had the chance to experience Harwin’s headquarters last week at an open evening event.

New for this year, HSDC is introducing the Harwin Academy for students passionate about engineering.

HSDC’s partnership with Harwin will give students the opportunity to get an internationally recognised engineering qualification, alongside gaining experience working at the Portsmouth based head office of a global company.

On 30 August, students interested in the programme had the chance to visit the engineering company’s headquarters in Farlington.

The event allowed the Harwin Academy candidates to meet the HSDC and Harwin team, tour the business and ask any questions they had about the course.

Director of Curriculum Lee Hunt said: “The support of Harwin has allowed my engineering team to design a bespoke programme that meets the needs of engineering businesses.

“We have developed our vocational model to include 50 days industrial placement and give the students the opportunity to transfer onto an Apprenticeship pathway at the end of either year one or year two.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for the students, staff and the employer. It has been an 18-month partnership that is now demonstrating fantastic results and helping create the engineers of the future, who fully understand both the needs of the business and the evolution of electrical component production and manufacturing.”

The bespoke programme is a gateway into engineering and students will not only benefit from teaching from industry experts but will also be taught in a state-of-the-art Harwin Academy classroom.

At the end of the first year students will have the opportunity to apply for a full time Apprenticeship with Harwin, or to continue studying full time on the Harwin Academy programme.

At the end of the second year students will be given the chance to apply for a higher level Apprenticeship with Harwin.