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Agricultural Engineering students moving on

Posted on 8th July 2015 in Agriculture

The engineering department this year has 11 leavers who are all going into the engineering trade, farming or Higher Education within engineering. 

Matt Phillips will be starting a 4 year apprenticeship with Thames Water working in their engineering and repair department. Matt did well to secure this much sought after apprenticeship as Thames water interview approximately 1,000 candidates and take on only 20. However they were so impressed with him when he did 4 weeks of work experience that they fast tracked him through. Well done Matt.

3 other students Chris King, Dan Alexander and Jacob Hedges are starting an apprenticeship with Haynes Agricultural, a New Holland Dealership serving the Kent and Sussex Area.

They will be serving a two year apprenticeship gaining valuable up to date knowledge on all aspects of the full range of New Holland and Case agricultural machinery to top up the underpinning knowledge gained whilst at Hadlow.

Doug Arnold group service manager for Haynes Agricultural Said “we look forward to the lads starting with us and working closely with Hadlow College in the future to bring more engineers into the agricultural sector”.

Dan and Jacob will be based at the company’s workshops at Seven Mile Lane Wrotham just up the road from Hadlow so we will get regular updates.

Joseph Fowler is going on to Kent University to do a degree in mechanical engineering we wish you well Joe.

Liam White is going to work for Laddingford engineering undertaking metal fabrication for all sorts of interesting projects. Liam has worked there for a while on his days off from college after going to them for a work experience placement that progressed in to a part time (now full time) job.

All of the 11 have worked hard over their two years at Hadlow and that hard work has paid off. Everyone has gained either an apprenticeship or is working in the agricultural or engineering sector. Well done to all.

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