This month we separately welcomed students from Beacon Academy and Uckfield College to complete their Work Experience Programmes here at FTI. Both students have an interest in the engineering world so spent a week experiencing all the aspects of our business which covers a variety of skillsets.

It was a pleasure to watch as they embraced learning and experiencing everything we had to offer them, from production and manufacturing in our workshops and clean rooms, understanding the importance of health and safety. Along with some administration roles in the office, including accounts, marketing, sales, operations and logistics.


Being interested in an engineering career the students got to spend time being ‘hands on’ in our workshop, participating in; basic machining, laser engraving, circuit board assembly, high spec cleaning and general manufacturing also learning about CAD design, our lathes and CNC machines.


FTI would like to thank both students and their educators, with a special thanks to Beacon Academy for taking the time to recognise our efforts with a certificate and some lovely comments, some of which shown below;

 “upon (student’s) return to school, it was evident via their positive feedback, that an enormous amount of time, energy & commitment had been spent on ensuring that they received a rich & varied range of experiences”


The team at FTI wish both students a successful journey and hope to watch them flourish in their soon to be career paths.