How to Engineer a Career with D&A College

Release Date: 16 July 2018

21-year-old Precision Engineer, Usman Ahmed always knew he wanted to study, but school just didn’t agree with him.

“All I could think about was leaving school, so I wasn’t really ready for more education.”

But after leaving school and working for a year, Usman realised that he wanted more and  applied to study Engineering Services at our Arbroath Campus.

‘The college wasn’t what I expected it, I expected it to be like school where the teachers are your teachers, it took me to the end of the first lesson to realise that the lecturers there are there to be your friends as well, which I believe enhanced the learning opportunities that were given my way’

 An NC in Engineering Practice followed and with his new found qualifications and confidence it wasn’t long before Usman was taken on by world leading engineering company, Pryme Group in Dundee.

“This is an amazing job with an amazing company, but I couldn’t have done it without the College. Right from the beginning I knew I was studying the right course at the right place.  There was so much more freedom at College and they treated you like an adult. They also helped me get my apprenticeship.”