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After completing his AS Levels, Dean pursued a career in Plumbing. He initially began working with his Uncle, before securing an apprenticeship with Watsons as a Heating and Ventilation Engineer, specialising in gas and arc welding.
Now in his eighth year at the College, Dean has completed the Level 2 and 3 NVQ, the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Construction, and the HNC in Building Services Engineering. He has now progressed onto the Higher Apprenticeship which is equivalent to a University Degree.
Dean has thrived academically, and was awarded the Faculty Award for his excellent work ethic, 100% attendance, and achieving distinction grades for all modules in 2013.
Dean was promoted to a Mechanical Engineer, and is now predominantly office based. He has successfully project managed a range of refurbishment, extensions and new designs for clients including Next PLC, Crown Paints Limited, and Bradford Metropolitan Council. Using his excellent designing skills developed on the College course, Dean has designed bespoke HVAC systems, achieving significant cost savings, winning new business for Watsons.
Dean is highly motivated, ambitious, and conscientious, he said that he is "keen to continue to develop his knowledge and skills in order to progress at Watsons to a senior role."