South Essex College and Honeywell team up to offer apprenticeship opportunity

South Essex College and Honeywell Building Solutions in the UK are continuing to work in partnership to offer a Controls Engineer apprenticeship with places available to start this September.

The college and Honeywell, a global business engineering everything from jets to smart homes, is particularly interested to hear from female applicants who want to enter the world of engineering as a career.

Together they are holding assessment days on Tuesday 14 June at the Honeywell Bracknell Office. Please send a copy of your CV to to register to attend.

The four-year,  Level 3 course is a semi-residential rolling programme working for Honeywell but also studying at the college’s Luckyn Lane campus in Basildon. As this partnership is delivered on a national basis, Apprentices will study for a month and stay in a hotel nearby the campus during this period and then work on site for a month.

This training will ultimately allow students to be able to progress into a role such as an Apprentice Controls Engineer, and with the opportunity to seamlessly progress to a BEMS (Building Energy Management Systems) Controls Engineer. 

Jess Bryne, a current apprentice engineer, said the apprenticeship route is giving her a lot of hands on experience.

She said: “At work, I have been exposed to lots of different types of work within my field.

“This apprenticeship has blocks of college instead of day release, which I personally find much easier to focus on my study. The college blocks also meant I met other apprentices on the course from across the country and have become friends with the two women that I met while studying. 

“I was expecting to find it challenging working in an engineering workplace as a woman, but I have felt welcomed and have settled in well in my journey with Honeywell. “

Jacquelyn Shelton, Apprenticeship Manager UK & Nordics, said: “As a business we are looking to ‘grow our own’ talent and invest in apprentices to help fill our future roles. The workplace thrives on diversity, there is a bright future in engineering for women, sharing their new ideas and having the opportunity to be inventive and creative.”

For more information about the apprenticeship, visit