Last Updated: Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Engineering Enthusiast to Study Robotics at University

Mature student re-trains at North Lindsey College to embark on a career in Mechatronics and Robotics at The University of Hull.

Martin Davies (36) returned to education to retake GCSE maths to enable him to pursue a career in engineering. He needed to gain this vital qualification to pursue his dream job.  Martin achieved an A* (grade 8) in summer 2017 and then enrolled on a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering at North Lindsey. 

Martin always had an interest in engineering but felt that it was more of a hobby rather than a career, but after returning to the Scunthorpe College to do his resits Martin felt the time was right to pursue a career in this area particularly as there is a shortage of trained specialists.  Martin’s success has now resulted in him being accepted onto a Mechatronics and Robotics degree at the University of Hull, which involves constructing complex robotic and autonomous systems.

Martin stated, “The maths department at North Lindsey is fantastic.  The tutors are great and offered lots of extra help which was dedicated specifically to us.  They explained things from a basic level and were really thorough in what they delivered.”

Martyn Butler is the Curriculum Leader in Engineering and is delighted to hear about Martin’s success, “Martin completed a BTEC L3 in Engineering at North Lindsey College, engineering has a wide-ranging career path with many opportunities to develop into specialist areas. Martin has now enrolled with Hull University to study Mechatronics and Robotics, this course is a fast evolving study of control and automation that offers many avenues for employment from automation to controlled robots on another planet!  We wish him all the best for a very promising future.”