A FORMER Swindon UTC pupil has joined a prestigious apprenticeship engineering programme.

Ethan Lee, a former student of the the technical college on Bristol Street, joined the engineering consultancy Method Consulting as a junior CAD technician.

Ethan said: “I’ve always had a keen interest in engineering, and technology but in particular, working with specialist design software including modelling software previously introduced to me by my college.

He joined the programme after getting his BTEC levels 1-3 at Swindon UTC.

“[Now] I liaise with the architects and contractors on unique building projects to ensure we have the right information to prepare drawings for our clients," he said. "An exciting project to work on was a very well known celebrities house in the South West of England!

“I credit my time at UTC Swindon in helping me prepare for this opportunity. The working day at the UTC certainly prepared me for working a 9-5 job, and we were also expected to act like adults, but were treated with respect; this helped me to develop a realistic working rapport.

Ethans hopes to train up to a Level 4 BTEC in Building Services and onto more advanced 3D design