High-flying engineering apprentice Katey Ikin has graduated from Cygnet Texkimp’s three-year apprenticeship scheme to become a fully-qualified electrical engineer.

“We’re so proud of Katey who has worked extremely hard to achieve her apprenticeship,” says Stuart Parker, Head of Operations at Cygnet Texkimp. “She’s a talented engineer and an asset to our team, and we look forward to supporting her in the next stage of her career.”

Katey’s practical and written work also came in for special praise from tutor Neil Ahern at work-based training provider Total People, which works in partnership with Cygnet Texkimp to deliver its apprenticeship scheme.

Katey decided she wanted to become an engineer as a young girl and went on to study electrical engineering at GCSE and BTEC level before joining Cygnet Texkimp to complete her HNC as part of her apprenticeship. “I’d really love to inspire other young women into engineering and hope to get involved in a school mentoring programme,” says Katey who also regularly works as a volunteer with young people at the Moulton Adventure Group in Cheshire.

“For now, I’m looking forward to developing my knowledge with the team here at Cygnet Texkimp and hopefully working on some international projects. In the future I’d really like to do my HND and possibly a university degree with the company’s support.”

Contact us here for more information on our apprenticeship scheme.