Christine Hazelton

NC and HNC Fabrication and Welding

Christine HazeltonI absolutely loved attending college, studying the NC Fabrication and Welding course.

The class spent half the time on classroom based academic subjects including core skills, and the other half was workshop based practical units. It was hard work, but I enjoyed all the units and welding was my favourite.

The theory elements were not as enjoyable, but I was determined to do well because I loved doing this so much. The help and support I received from the lecturing staff made it so much easier they were great. I was actually studying for assessments in the evenings after work, which for me was a big change. I had never applied myself this hard at something before and I decided that I wanted to do this all the way to HNC level and the lecturers were very supportive of my goal. I managed to achieve perfect attendance and shared the student of the year award with another girl. I was really proud but my family were more so.

After achieving my HNC I saw advertised a suitable position at the University of Strathclyde which I applied for. To my surprise, I was offered the job as an apprentice technician.