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Degree: HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Career: Trainee Nuclear Engineer

Amy-Leigh completed a four-year apprenticeship in Engineering Technical Support with St Helens College and was so happy with her experience, she decided to progress with University Centre St Helens to complete her higher-level qualifications.

On top of this, she found that University Centre St Helens was one of the only universities who offered the electrical qualification that would enable her to build the career she wanted.

Currently an EC&I (Electrical, Controls & Instrumentation) Design Engineer in the nuclear industry, Amy is working towards her HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, with aspirations to become a Chartered Engineer.  

The part-time nature of the course has meant that Amy-Leigh has been able to study alongside her full-time job. She said, “With working full-time, the online resources are ideal, especially considering the current climate. I am able to contact my tutors and gain access to lesson files at any time, preventing any delays in completing my assignments.”

The HND covers a range of practical and theoretical units, offering learning flexibility and real-life case studies as part of the workshops. Amy said, “The HND has helped me achieve my goals through providing both the practical and theoretical education that I need to achieve my qualification goals within the industry.”

Talking about her experience, Amy commented, “I commute 50 miles from home to study at University Centre St Helens as this qualification is not widely available. The tutor support has been exceptional - I will certainly achieve my goal of becoming a Nuclear Chartered Engineer.”

And to those considering studying a degree with University Centre St Helens, Amy’s advice is, “I would definitely recommend University Centre St Helens. I have achieved so much already and know I’ll get the support and knowledge to continue my progression to become a Chartered Engineer.”