Jordon left school with some good GCSE grades but, unlike his peers, decided that he didn’t want to go to an A-level college. He didn’t want College to feel like school, so he chose Eastleigh College because he thought it was a better environment in which to further his education and gain employment; Jordon learns better through practical learning. He said, “I like to see how something works, why it works, and then read the theory about it.”
Having always been a practical person, Jordon enjoys taking things apart and putting them back together, so he thought a career in Engineering would be a good option for him. After visiting the College at an Open Event, Jordon really liked the look of the equipment used in engineering practices.
What Jordon enjoys most about engineering is finding faults and solving complex problems. His favourite units while studying at College were electrical installation, welding and computer-aided design (CAD), but his interest specifically in the electrical elements was what motivated him to focus on this in his career.
Towards the end of his course one of Jordon’s lecturers suggested that he should apply for an electrical engineering role with Viking recruitment. Jordon was successful, and began studying Electrical Engineering at Warsash Maritime Academy. He studied there for a further two and a half years before becoming qualified as an Electro-technical Engineer.