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Joshua Lamb

Mechanical Engineering

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Joshua studied a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre after completing his GCSEs at St Augustine’s RC High School.

In hopes of becoming an Aeronautical Engineer, Joshua was a bright and ambitious student, having gained the highest grades in his year and also having been awarded Student of the Year was only the beginning of his journey.

He now has a full-time job in the Engineering Industry alongside an apprenticeship at Fort Vale, well on his way to achieving his dream career. 



Aside from the theoretical and practical skills engineering students gain while studying the course, Joshua attended trips to engineering museums and local companies to get a feel of the engineering profession first-hand. In addition to this, having many external guest speakers come in and talk about their profession and the engineering industry gave Joshua the true view of what engineering is.


Robert Stott


Robert teaches BTEC Engineering at Levels 1, 2 & 3 and City and Guilds at Levels 2 & 3. He also holds an ABC Teaching Qualification in Fabrication and Welding, helping apprentices and full-time students alike reach their true potential.

Robert has currently spent 5 years at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre, having spent 18 months prior at Rochdale College with engineering apprentices. Altogether, he has a full 12 years of experience in industry, ready to pass down the knowledge to all his students.

“I am enthusiastic about Engineering. The past 20 years have been nothing but enjoyment for me. I love the idea of being a guide for people who were in the exact same position I was in. With students just as passionate about Engineering as me, there’s nothing I would change.”


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