A TyneMet College Engineering student, studying a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering, is delighted to have been offered an Aeronautical Apprenticeship with Jet2.

Jet2 contacted TyneMet to ask them to advertise the four Aeronautical Apprenticeship programmes that they were offering to students nationwide. Dylan Metcalfe, 19, from Shiremoor, who had originally been offered a place at Salford University to study Aeronautical Engineering in September, was selected to be taken on as one of the four Aeronautical Apprentices.

Dylan was one of three students from TyneMet who had their application accepted for the Apprenticeship posts. Alex Winstanley, 19, from Blyth, studying on the National Diploma in Engineering and Rachael Waterworth, 17, from North Shields, studying on the Subsidiary Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, also had their applications accepted, they then completed and passed an on line test and were invited to Luton for an interview. Out of these three applicants, Dylan was then invited to a final interview in Leeds.

Dylan said:

“Gaining a career in Aerospace Engineering has always been my dream. I decided to apply for university to pursue this. I worked hard at college with the help of my teachers to be given a place at Salford University but when my Pastoral Tutor, Lynsey Moy, told me about the opportunity at Jet2 I decided it was an opportunity I couldn’t ignore.

“The college was very supportive and I am very grateful for their support and guidance in helping me gain a place at Jet2, especially to Lynsey as without her I wouldn’t have found out about the vacancy. She supported and encouraged me throughout the process. I am now looking forward to going down to Luton in August to start my training.”

Mick Burton, Head of Engineering at TyneMet College said:

“This Apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity for Dylan. Jet2 will train him to the highest of industry standards which will propel him into an amazing career in Aeronautical Engineering.

 “I was delighted that three of our students were chosen to be interviewed in Luton, and I am exceptionally proud of Dylan. To be selected from the many national applicants to attend the initial interview was marvellous huge achievement, but to be one of the four to be offered an Apprenticeship is incredible. I am sure that the Apprenticeship will be as exciting as Dylan hopes it will be and I wish him all the success that he deserves for the future.”

For more information about Engineering courses at TyneMet College, call and speak to one of our student advisors on 0191 229 5000, email enquiries@tynemet.ac.uk or visit www.tynemet.ac.uk/engineering

For more information about Jet2 and their career opporunities visit the www.jet2.com