Skip to content

From apprentices to company directors

7 February 2022

Supernatural have worked with Chichester College for the past 20 years and have seen a large quantity of apprentices go through the various levelled apprenticeships.

Supernatural Ltd is a carbon fibre design and manufacturing composite company, creating bespoke components for world-leading brands. 

A particular pinch me moment that stands out for Technical and Operations Director, Kevin Emmett, are two apprentices who started back at the company which was previously known as URT (Universal Race Technologies) back in 2006 and have gone on to be directors of Supernatural today. 

Both Joshua Cox and Daniel Brock joined Chichester College on four-year apprentices and a combination of hard work and staff support, they worked hard up the ladder to be in the positions that they are today. 

We interviewed Kevin to really find out more on his experience with the college so far. 

When Kevin was asked about his general experience with the college he said: “Teaming up with Chichester College and welcoming apprentices through our company could not be an easier process. 

“We have had continuous support throughout the process and there is a reason we have welcomed more than 29 apprentices so far in which many have gone on to then complete their degree apprenticeship with the University of Chichester, taking it that step further.” 

What type of apprenticeships could candidates complete at Supernatural?  

“We offer a fair variety of apprentices from L3- L5 mechanical engineering and other levels of composites- without the support of the college and local universities this would simply not be achievable.” 

What did you think of the staff and facilities at the college? 

“I have always been impressed with the level of continuous support from lecturers at the college as have our students. A particular member of staff who stands out is Jason Foot- he never fails to provide additional knowledge and organisation to our apprentices. The day in which the students come to the college they always leave learning something new or putting their work tasks into practice which is a reflection on the colleges facilities.” 

Is there anything in particular that you would improve with the apprenticeship scheme? 

“The only element we would like to see progress with is the diversity of our students. Fortunately, we have had an exceptional female apprentice, Chloe, who has broken the stereotype of this industry being male dominated but I would love to break this barrier further.” 

; ;