Matthew comes from Moneymore and is now in his final year on the course. He joined us straight from school after completing his A ‘levels in 2013. During his time on the Foundation Degree, Matthew has excelled, producing work to a highstandard and participating fully in every aspect of the course. In first year, Matthew had a work placement arranged for him with an architect in Magherafelt. Following this, Matthew secured a permanent position with Tobermore Concrete Products in Toomebridge where he works in the Design Office. His employer is happy to release Matthew to attend the College one day per week so that he can complete his Foundation Degree. Matthew is considering continuing his studies at Ulster University upon completion of his course in 2016.
Christopher from Ballymoney last year completed the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma at Farm Lodge. Chris has a keen interest in 2D & 3D CADD and has pursued this interest by gaining full time employment in the Design office at FP McCann’s. He has now returned to study the Foundation Degree part time and is being sponsored by his employer.
Adrian joined the course in 2012 from industry as a mature student seeking a change in career. During his time with us, Adrian had a period of work placement arranged at Studio Rogers Architects in Coleraine. This placement became a permanent position for Adrian not long after he started with the firm and he enjoyed a number of years working in the office as well as successfully completing his Foundation Degree in 2015. Following graduation, Adrian has secured a position as Biomass Manager/Design Engineer at Solmatix Renewables Limited in Nutts Corner, Co. Antrim. He feels that his Foundation Degree and the work experience gained as a part of it, has been instrumental in his success in securing his current position at Solmatix.
Tamara successfully completed the Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration. Tamara is currently in full-time employment in a local business. Tamara successfully completed additional skills in Text and Word Processing which will assist her in her chosen career.