Meet our Alumni: Amandip Phagura
Alumnus, Amandip Phagura, has gone full circle since leaving Derby’s UTC.
Amandip joined the UTC in Year 12 to study an Extended Diploma in Engineering.
“I’m originally from Derby so I have seen the impact that engineering has had on the city and that’s always influenced me. Having a focus on engineering isn’t the norm in other schools so I moved to the UTC to study in Year 12 because it does something different. I enjoy Engineering because you can go from designing something to creating it and seeing your end product. It’s very rewarding. At the UTC we covered processes like milling, welding and turning, and I was able to put that on my applications for higher education.”
After completing his A Levels, Amandip was accepted onto an Engineering Higher Apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce and continues to work with them.
“I work at Rolls-Royce, specifically within the service department, and I’m really enjoying my time there. I currently work in the MEM (Maintenance Excellence Management?) team which means I help to develop initiatives to save money on maintenance. The apprenticeship has given me the opportunity to try out several departments which has been a great insight into the company.”
Amandip and other staff from Rolls-Royce are currently working with the Year 11 students at the UTC on an employer project. The students are designing and developing a piston system for an engine.
“At the UTC I had access to industry standard facilities, and we focused on real-life projects and manufacturing. Being equipped with this knowledge gave me a better understanding of how things are produced in industry and helped me get to where I am today. It is great to be able to see the students developing their skills and now I am the one helping them and working with them.”