Jordan’s time at Teesside led him to a career in engineering
I developed a thorough understanding of industry-standard technology, systems and terminology. Group projects allowed me to develop practical and transferable skills including report writing, presentation skills and how to communicate effectively as part of a team
Teesside is my local University. I know the area and had friends who were already studying there, so it seemed like the perfect fit.
The course is accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), so I gained an insight into the industry and skills in engineering to kickstart my career.
I developed a thorough understanding of industry-standard technology, systems and terminology. Group projects allowed me to develop practical and transferable skills including report writing, presentation skills and how to communicate effectively as part of a team. I'm able to apply these skills to my role on a daily basis.
They gave me great advice on producing a CV and covering letter when applying for jobs. They also gave me tips and tricks for interviews and assessments, and information on local companies who were looking to recruit.
I’m working as a CAD designer at local design consultancy company, Ardmore Craig. They have a Monitored Professional Development Scheme, which is an Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) accredited programme to support me with completing my registration towards Incorporated Engineer status.
I develop designs for a number of projects for the offshore oil and gas renewals market. Using packages including Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD, I produce 3D models, concepts and detailed designs related to specialist equipment for a range of offshore applications such as deck equipment for offshore vessels.
I’ve worked on eight major projects, contributing my ideas and complete complex fabrication drawings for manufacture.
I gained practical mechanical principle knowledge and key transferable sills such as communication, public speaking, time management and work load organisation.
I would like to complete my masters in mechanical engineering and become a charted engineer.
Yes absolutely, it’s such a diverse University. And they have great services and facilities – I loved seeing how the campus developed while I was there.
They also work closely with local companies to ensure graduates have the best access to job opportunities