Rugby man lands dream career with top engineering firm

Paul Price
Paul Price

A former mechanic is living his dream of a career in engineering a decade after leaving school without the qualifications he needed to follow the traditional university route into the industry.

Paul Price, 27, from Rugby, has been taken on in the design team of world-class engineering company Penso after completing a foundation year in engineering at Coventry University College (CUC).

Paul, who left school at the age of 16, is now studying part-time for a degree in combined engineering at CUC while employed at the Coventry-based company, which works with some of the world’s most prestigious vehicle brands.

He said: “Within two years of enrolling at CUC, I am effectively working as a graduate design engineer with an internationally-renowned company and studying for a degree.

“It’s hard to believe how far I have come in such a short space of time.”

CUC, a subsidiary of Coventry University, was opened in September 2012 and aims to provide innovative ways for people of all ages and backgrounds to learn.