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Engineering

Bringing to life core subjects spanning electronics, mechanics and manufacturing, these courses will help you to build the skills and knowledge you need for a career in this industry.

Our engineering courses are wide ranging, and the practical and experimental sessions will give you a hands-on experience to complement your theoretical and mathematical learning. You will cover topics including digital and analogue electronics, engineering materials, health and safety, mathematics, mechanical technology, plus so much more.

Why choose us?

  • Employer links
    We regularly work with companies such as Roberts Bakery, Jungeheimrich, Vinci and APG Precision to enhance your learning. You will be involved in workshops, demonstrations and guest talks from current leading industry professionals, to learn more about the sector and the options available to you.
  • Work placement
    You will complete one week’s work experience for every year of your course. Previous students have worked with employers such as APG Precision, Dantom Electronics and Colass, and have impressed so much that they have gone on to secure jobs with these companies.
  • Trips and visits
    Visiting employers and companies will give you a real insight into working life in engineering. You will gain an understanding of different roles and working environments in order to enhance your future opportunities.
  • Facilities
    Our state-of-the-art workshops have been created to industry standard to prepare you for your future career. Students also have access to the latest engineering equipment, such as pillar drills, laithes, milling machines, motors and engines.

Career options

In the current UK Engineering sector there are an abundance of job opportunities. The industry has a vast skill shortage and there are a huge variety of jobs available for those interested in this industry. You may wish to pursue a path as a Design Engineer, or perhaps you would prefer to get your hands dirty as a Mechanical Engineer.

Careers

  • Aerospace Engineering Technician
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Building Services Engineer
  • CAD Technician
  • Civil Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Maintenance Fitter
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer

Meet our Engineering tutor, Steve Merrigan:

Meet our students

Meet current student Russell LomaxRussell Lomax was determined to embark upon a practical, hands-on career. Russell enrolled on to the Mechanical Engineering Level 2 course, and loves the variety that this offers, involving different forms of engineering such as hand-fitting, mechanical and electrical engineering.

After experiencing trips out to employers, using industry standard equipment and learning from his experienced tutors, he feels more employable than ever and knows his chances of securing a job are high.

“Studying on a vocational course has definitely increased my career opportunities. I’ve learned practical skills which employers are looking for and I feel confident in my future prospects.”

Meet our alumni

Our engineering students have progressed on to a wide range of careers and further study, with many securing apprenticeship opportunities with companies such as Tiger Trailers, Roberts Bakery and Tata before finishing their full-time courses.