Ariane Batchelor achieved a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Enginering at the UTC and joined the Northampton-based, high-tech manufacturing company, Igus. Igus' Managing Director Matthew Aldridge said the level of interest from applicants had exceeded all expectations. “We introduced apprenticeships with the intention of providing workplace training opportunities for young people and hoped that the company could also benefit from their energy and enthusiasm,” he said. “My initial concern was that we might be limited by the number of applicants but the talent pool is very wide."
Following her time at Igus, Ariane went on to study as an electrical apprenticeship at Cranfield University (graduating in 2022) and is currently working for Vocalink as an electrician.