Econ's Ripon factory
Matthew Truscott has graduated with a 1st class Masters degree on ‘System Controls’ but it hasn’t always been plain sailing.
Having completed an undergraduate degree in ‘Systems Engineering’ where Matthew found his passion for code, getting his first job in the field he loved proved harder than expected. But after a couple of years he found himself working in a ‘car parts assembly plan’ when a role came up at Econ as a Vehicle Electrician.
It wasn’t long before he saw an opportunity to get involved. “I have always believed in following my passion”, says Matthew. “So when the Control Centre asked for help to clear the backlog on the control boxes I jumped at the chance and this gave me the impetus to get stuck in”. I taught myself how to build circuit boards and re-discovered my love for writing code.”
“Econ has taught me that it is worth going that extra mile to help a colleague." Matthew Truscott, Econ Vehicle Technician
Recognising his enthusiasm, his work ethic and his capabilities, Michael Flynn decided that Econ should ‘invest in his talent’ and promptly offered Matthew a ‘Training Contract’ to fund a higher level course that would be mutually beneficial to them both.
“We have already gained from this investment, as Matthew has been able to use his extended knowledge to develop Service Tools, a new interface board for the control box and process controls for the New Brine Sprayer which is launching in May”, say Michael.
About his experience at Econ, Matthew says “Econ has taught me that it is worth going that extra mile to help a colleague.”
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