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!