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Kaiya has two Degree Apprenticeships

TBSHS 6th Former spoilt for choice after leaving school


Date published: Wed 15 May 2019   Author: HLH   Category: News   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email


TBSHS 6th former Kaiya Kiyosawa Hales, becomes the third 6th former to have a degree apprenticeship and he has a variety of offers he can follow after leaving school this summer.

Through UCAS, Kaiya has applied for Electrical and Electronic Engineering and has kept two offers, from Imperial - A* A A and an insurance from UCL - A A A. However he has also applied for degree apprenticeships as he was very interested in gaining work experience whilst studying, no tuition fees and the offer of a job at the end of his degree.

Being interested in Engineering, Kaiya began researching engineering apprenticeships in Year 12 and applied for four, receiving offers of a place from the Dyson Institute and BAE Systems Maritime - Submarines (Manufacturing engineering) in addition to his university place, with one company still to reply.

Kaiya's older sister is currently also doing a degree apprenticeship and she gave him plenty of hints & tips during the application process.

For both of the companies Kaiya had to complete a series of online tests: in things like  Maths, Verbal Reasoning, Patterns and Non Verbal Reasoning.

In March he attended an Assessment Centre in Malmesbury (For Dyson), with other candidates.

He also attended an assessment day for his other applications and for both organisations he had a day of tasks to complete plus an interview. Kaiya remembers there were a lot of maths and physics questions!

Three weeks later, he had his offer of a place on their course conditional on him achieving A A B in his forthcoming A Levels in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics.

For BAE Kaiya had to travel to Barrow-in-Furness in the Easter holidays and in addition to the other tests he had to do a presentation to staff members.

If Kaiya chooses the Dyson offer, he will end the scheme with a BSc in General Engineering from Warwick University.

Outside school, Kaiya TBSHS Musician of the Year 2018, teaches guitar and still plays his guitar.

Mrs Price, Assistant Head of 6th Form comments "Kaiya’s talents are considerable and admirably demonstrated by his fantastic offers – not only has he impressed two of the strongest universities for his chosen degree subject but also some of the most prestigious and innovative engineering companies in the country.  Once again it demonstrates the range of opportunities that are now available to students who are prepared to do the research and commit to demanding application processes.  I wish Kaiya all the best, especially with some difficult decision-making come Results Day in August!"

Mr R Stark, Head of 6th Form added"Kaiya is one of our strongest and brightest students and I am delighted that his talent and hard-work has been rewarded with degree apprenticeship offers from a range of competitive industries and companies. Kaiya is a great role-model and I wish Kaiya every success for the future."