Brock partner Aeroflex wins award for training relationship with the College

Brock partner Aeroflex wins award for training relationship with the College

Brock work experience partner Aeroflex Hose and Engineering Ltd has won a major education and business award after being nominated by the College.

Aeroflex Quality Director Jon Ginda collected the Education Business Partnership Amazing People award during a glittering ceremony at Solent Hotel and Spa in Fareham recently.

His business held off stiff competition from multinational companies including IBM to win the accolade in the ‘employer engaged in a long-term relationship with a training provider’ category.

The Christchurch firm designs, develops and distributes specialist hose assemblies for use across a range of industries, which must stand up to constant use and harsh atmospheric conditions.

Brock Engineering, IT and Business students who visit Aeroflex on work experience undertake a project from concept and design to manufacture and production.

This enables them to sample all processes involved in production, even down to shipping the finished product to their home addresses.

Support is thorough and includes regular feedback and analysis sessions with mentors to identify weaknesses and how these can be fixed.

Jon Ginda, who sits on the College’s Employer Group, has also supported all of Brocks employer events as well as open events where employers give talks to students.

After collecting his award, Mr Ginda said: “We have been truly impressed with the young people that we have met through the College, and it is rewarding to know that many have gone on to achieve great things.

“The students we have hosted have been a credit to Brock. On behalf of the team, I can say we will look forward to welcoming future students on work placement,” he added.

Jacquie Maguire, Brock’s Employability Development Officer – Progression & Admissions, said: “I am absolutely thrilled Jon has won this award because his commitment to our students and the College itself has been both significant and consistent.”