U6 student Oliver Lanchbery has been offered a degree level apprenticeship in engineering with the global engineering consultancy, WS Atkins plc. WS Atkins is a British multinational engineering, design, planning, architectural design, project management and consulting services company headquartered in London.

Following a telephone interview he was invited to a day at an assessment centre where he impressed the panel with his technical knowledge. Oliver has been inspired and encouraged by the Design and Technology department at Birkdale, in particular Mr Nolan. Without their encouragement and support he wouldn’t have achieved this fantastic apprenticeship.

Degree level apprenticeships are becoming increasingly attractive and Birkdale encourage students to explore a wide variety of routes into further education.