Case Study – Patrick Bill, former engineering learner

Are you looking for a sixth form with great pathways to an apprenticeship?

With links to some of the UK’s leading businesses, it’s no surprise that our former learners have secured fantastic apprenticeships since leaving The JCB Academy Sixth Form.

Take Patrick Bill for example, he joined The JCB Academy in 2013 and continued his education into The JCB Academy Sixth Form, studying a diploma in engineering and A-levels in mathematics and physics. Patrick, from Stone in Staffordshire, is now a Level 4, Higher Apprentice at JCB, working in the Hydraulic Business Unit.

Patrick said; “Moving to The JCB Academy was the best choice I made, it gave me the foundation I needed at the start of my engineering education. Continuing into the sixth form also added to this but it also gave me great opportunities with employers. Being able to put The JCB Academy Sixth Form on your CV shows potential employers that you are passionate about your career in engineering and/or business.” 

Mr Stanmore, Director of The JCB Academy Sixth Form said; “The sixth form at The JCB Academy works closely with several industrial partners to ensure that learners get as much as they can from their time here. Such partnerships provide opportunities for working with industry professionals on projects that contextualise their learning. This offers a unique learning experience that many other sixth forms don’t offer and contributes to what gives our leavers the competitive edge as they enter the world of business.”

What you can study at The JCB Academy Sixth Form – You can choose to study either: three A-levels, a diploma or you can mix your studies by choosing a diploma along with up to two A-levels.

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