At SETA we are extremely proud of all of our learners and love nothing more than to celebrate their success. Two of our apprentices, Asa Bottomley and Joshua Ward, both from Nexperia, are the first apprentices at SETA to complete the End Point Asseement which is the final part of the apprenticeship standard.

John Firth, Lead Equipment Shift Engineering Manager from NEXPERIA said,  “Asa Bottomley and Joshua Ward from Nexperia have recently completed a four year Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard Qualification in Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician. This qualification was undertaken on a full to part time learning basis at a local Group Training Provider, Stockport Engineering Training Association (SETA). Both have passed with a fantastic result of a Merit and have become valuable members of the Equipment Engineering Team. The final part of the qualification that they have undertaken has been on a day release basis which has enabled them to become competent in their role at Nexperia whilst studying for the accredited qualification. They both undertook the Level 4 HNC in General Engineering which was undertaken again, on a day release basis over two years.  This qualification is over and above the Standard requirements.  Their managers at Nexperia are extremely happy with the results and send Congratulations to both”!

Gary Howse, Training Assessor for both Joshua & Asa said, “I have watched Asa and Joshua grow over the last few years and develop into professional Engineers. Their determination to complete this journey, to such a high standard, has to be commended. I would like to congratulate them both and say it has been a pleasure working with them. I wish them both the very best for the future“.

SETA Operations Director Mark Neild expressed his congratulations, “I would personally like to congratulate both Asa and Joshua in gaining Merits for their End Point Assessment. To have watched them grow throughout their MOET level 3 apprenticeships makes me immensely proud of the pair of them. I would like to thank their Employer Engagement Manager Gary Howse for his support to the learners throughout the level 3 stage of their programme. I would also like to extend a huge thank you to both Sarah Bradbury and John Firth (Nexperia) for their continued support of SETA and as the learners mentors.

Well done Asa and Joshua very well deserved.

Asa & Josh have been absolute assets to SETA throughout their time here contributing to our community & charitable events, the football team and many other things. We wish them all the best for their future and hope to see them again!