Bondholders Launch Academy

Bondholder Derby College has teamed up with one of the UK's leading suppliers of complex and engineered composite components and fellow Bondholder, epm:technology.

Applications are now being taken for the epm:technology Advanced Composites Academy which will start in September. As part of the level three BTEC in Engineering at the College, students will complete weekly work experience placements at epm:technology at the firm's new £6 million manufacturing, research and development facility in Derby.

Advanced composites is the fastest growing area in engineering in the UK and particularly in Derby which is the country’s number one hi-tech city. We were keen to work with Derby College to introduce advanced composites into the Engineering curriculum. By working closely with the students, we can build their industry-specific problem solving, team working and communication skills.
— Graham Mulholland, Managing Director at epm:technology

Design and production specialists from the company will also visit the students for specific sessions and to support them with a number of work projects. All students on the Academy will be guaranteed an interview for potential apprenticeship places at the company.

By working with epm:technology, students will benefit from working in a state-of-the-art facility alongside experienced advanced composites personnel to gain a valuable insight into the design and manufacture of these new process and material technologies
— April Hayhurst, Business Development Director at Derby College

An open day for potential students to find out more will be held at the Roundhouse on Tuesday 14th July, 3pm - 7pm. Those interested should visit the Derby College website or call 0800 028 0289.