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Matt Watt's story

Hi, I'm Matt Watt. I work in the Operations Department as a Trainee Electrical Technician. Previously, I spent four years working in the Grounds Maintenance Department as a gardener. However, I decided to pursue a career change and applied for a job in the Merchant Navy. While I enjoyed the training, I realised that the environment wasn’t for me. Consequently, in February, I made the difficult decision to leave with a heavy heart and started considering going back to college. During my search, I came across an apprentice electrical technician position advertised on the university's website and promptly applied for the job. I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to receive hands-on training from highly experienced members of the Operations team. Additionally, I will begin college in September to work towards obtaining my national qualification.