Loughborough College Vice Principal goes back to engineering apprentice roots

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A Loughborough College Vice Principal has gone back to his engineering roots to help mark National Apprenticeship Week 2017.

Hari Khurmi started his career with Ford Motor Company nearly 30 years ago as an engineering apprentice.

“I felt as if I had been put into a time capsule and transported back. It felt like 1989, not 2017.

“It was great to chat to our current apprentices, who are working with a wide range of local companies, and to hear how appreciative they are for the quality instruction they have had on their engineering course with the College as they work towards their qualifications.

“I had a go at creating a test piece through a lathe, which I really enjoyed but found challenging. I couldn’t have done it without the guidance of Graham Cavill, from the engineering team.

“It is very different to what I do nowadays, in my current role overseeing the college as a vice principal and looking after the finances, estates and IT. However, it did give me a great insight into the importance of having the latest machinery for learners, apprentices and employers.

“Obviously I’ll need to balance the books whilst ensuring up to date equipment for all going forwards!”

Loughborough College’s Executive and Governors have been heading for the ‘shop floor’ throughout National Apprenticeship Week, celebrating its tenth anniversary year, taking on jet engine testing, culinary challenges in a restaurant kitchen, laboratory technician experiments, customer service and assisting in the nursery.

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