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Andrew Joyce

  • Degree Level Software Engineer Apprenticeship at MBDA
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT

During his studies at Hopwood Hall College, Andrew points to the experience gained in the College’s Tech Shop, trips to Alton Towers, BT and Siemens, work experience placements and the support of his tutors as his course highlights.

Andrew excelled in his studies, earning a distinction in every unit. After completing his course, Andrew progressed to a degree level apprenticeship with Manchester Metropolitan University at MBDA, a European manufacturer of missiles.

“Once I complete my apprenticeship, I’ll get to work in Bolton, London and abroad as a full time Software Engineer at MBDA, writing code for missiles and guidance systems.

“My tutors were a big part of helping me find my path to university, it’s important that students use their support and advise. I’d also advice students to do as much work experience and external activities as possible, you learn as much as you do in the classroom and you’ll become more employable.”