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Apprentices on course for degrees

Birmingham civil engineering consultancy CWA is sponsoring three of its apprentices to take civil engineering degrees at Coventry University.

The three, who are apprentice civil engineering technicians at city centre-based CWA, are all studying to achieve a B.Eng in civil engineering after being supported by the company.

Josh Field, aged 22 from Tipton, has been at CWA for three years, joining as an apprentice after studying at the RSA Academy. He has just completed a two-years HNC course at Wolverhampton University.

Ian Farquhar, aged 24, from Coventry, began his apprenticeship at WSP, working on major projects. At the age of 15 he was a national finalist in the Smallpiece Trust Engineering Contest, with his design for a wind turbine, which he presented at the national finals at the House of Commons.

Nathan Robinson, aged 20, from Tamworth began studying construction at Landau Forte Sixth From Academy in Amington, which coincidentally was designed by CWA. He obtained an HNC from Wolverhampton University before starting a degree course at Coventry University.

CWA director Steve Wedge said all three were promising young engineers.

He said: "One thing these three apprentices have in common is their love of engineering and a desire to progress further in their chosen profession. CWA is delighted to support them in their studies, and help seed the pipeline of talented engineers so badly needed by the construction sector in the UK."

Pictured: CWA's degree apprentices (left to right) Ian Farquhar, Nathan Robinson and Josh Field.

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