Graduates drop in on their former school to highlight their career journeys

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Members of Invertek Drives graduate and apprentice training schemes recently visited a local school to share their insights and experiences to inspire the engineers of the future.

Graduates Ben Dunn, Sam Stringer, Jeff Botha, Harry Dockerill, and Apprentice Engineer, Christian Morris, engaged with 40 Year 10 students who are currently studying GCSE Engineering and Product Design classes at Welshpool High School, Powys, UK.

The objective was to showcase the wide range of career opportunities available in electrical and mechanical engineering.

Accompanied by Julia Gough, Invertek’s Training Manager, the group explained and demonstrated the workings of our Optidrive VFDs in controlling electric motors. They aimed to provide the students with an interactive and informative experience, allowing them to understand the applications and benefits of our VFD technologies.

Julia said: "They were great ambassadors for Invertek. They not only discussed our drives and the various roles they undertake within the company but also shed light on the exciting careers that await young individuals in the engineering industry. Moreover, they shared personal stories about their educational journeys through university and college."

Returning to talk about their experiences 

This visit was even more special because Sam, Harry, and Christian are former pupils of Welshpool High School. Their return to the school was an opportunity to showcase their achievements and demonstrate how their careers have flourished since leaving.

Rachel Lewis, Head of Design and Technology at the high school, said: "Pupils had the chance to engage in small group sessions with these young employees, where they had insightful discussions about their paths into Invertek and sought advice on their progression following their GCSEs.

"Witnessing the success that these individuals have achieved since their time at our school was truly inspiring. We hope that this experience will motivate our current classes to aspire to similar achievements."

Julia actively organises visits to local schools and colleges, to demonstrate the vast array of career opportunities available to young individuals. These efforts reflect Invertek’s commitment to nurturing and supporting the next generation of engineers, ensuring that they are well informed and inspired to make informed decisions regarding their educational and training paths.

If you know anyone who might be interested in joining the Invertek team, encourage them to visit our careers page at

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