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Luke Stevens: Engineering is such a broad and fantastic career path to choose

Luke Stevens studied Electrical Engineering at Leicester College through an apprenticeship. Today, he’s an International Service Engineer at Ishida Europe.

Here’s what he had to say about his experiences at college, how he shaped his career choices and his hopes for a future in the engineering industry.

“I was pretty unsure of what I wanted to do when I left Leicester College,” admitted Luke. “I was in a job through my apprenticeship which I didn’t completely enjoy – but I stuck it out with the help of my fantastic teacher, Derek Watters, and I love my job now!

“Without my course at Leicester College, I could not be doing what I am today,” he said. “I have realised I’m working for a company that appreciates and sees the effort I put in and for that I am extremely proud.”

Luke told our Alumni Team more about his role at Ishida Europe, a Japanese company which designs and manufactures automated machines for the food industry.

“The fact I changed to a completely different industry within engineering when I went to Ishida Europe was a huge challenge,” said Luke. “The equipment and terminologies on Japanese equipment are very different from the ones I was accustomed to after my time at Leicester College. But now it’s like second nature.”

“Engineering is such a broad and fantastic career path to choose,” said Luke. “There are options to move all over different industries and within different roles and I’m 100% happy with the career route I went down.

“Good luck, stay positive and work hard. If you do anything is achievable,” he had to say to his fellow Leicester College Alumni!

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