Local lad Dean Boyle has gone from strength to strength since joining NRC’s Career Academy Engineering Programme graduating in June 2014.
The NRC Engineering Career Academy, now in its third year, is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland providing Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering students with an opportunity to be mentored by industry professionals exposing them to different career paths and raising their aspiratons.
Dean has spent his internship at McAuley Engineering, Ballymoney, over the last two summers under the careful supervision of his mentor, Production Engineer Alastair Davison also an ex Engineering student of the College.
Dean has decided to continue his studies at NRC Ballymena, progressing to the Foundation Degree in Engineering. McAuley Engineering has now offered to sponsor Dean throughout his Foundation Degree with a fully paid sandwich year from July 2015 to July 2016 with the possibility of full time employment when he graduates.
NRC has also awarded Dean the Concorde Cup in June 2014 for the highest grades in the Level 3 Extended Diploma Manufacturing Engineering. Dean also competed in the Worldskills CNC Machining competition and was awarded the Regional Winner for Northern Ireland in July 2014. Dean will now compete in the UK Skills Show in Birmingham at the NEC in Birmingham. Dean said, “It was during my internship at McAuley Engineering that I became interested in CNC machining and it was working there that I realised the
career path I wanted to pursue.” Dean continues, “I took the internship with the intention of gaining some experience and training and never expected it to end up with me reaching this stage in such an acclaimed competition”.
Jonathan McAuley, Managing Director of McAuley Engineering said “We are so proud of Dean’s achievement and it is gifted individuals like him that we want involved in McAuley Engineering. We are delighted that Dean is representing our company and it is such a wonderful accomplishment for Dean himself”.