We are supported by a great collection of employer partners who are all dedicated to ensuring UTC Warrington provides the very best opportunities to its students. Our UTC captures the expertise and combined knowledge of science and engineering companies active in the North West area such as Sellafield Ltd, Wood, Nuvia, Stanley Engineered Fastening, Fujitsu and many more, with all partners fully committed to nurturing and generating a skilled future workforce.
Our employer partners are the driving force behind UTC Warrington; it is their hard work and determination that has ensured UTC Warrington is supported by one of the best schools of Engineering in the North West at Manchester Metropolitan University. Our employer partners are continually involved in ensuring we have a curriculum that best fits the needs of industry and a college that they can work with for many years to come.
As we grow over the next few years we are keen to further expand our employer partner base to ensure that all aspects of science and engineering are represented and accessible to our students as they study with us. If your business has a base within the North West and has capacity to work with our students in college or offer students opportunities to visit your working environment, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
If you own or work for a company interested in finding out more about supporting UTC Warrington, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01925 737067.
Employer Enhanced Opportunities
The experience our students gain when working with our employer partners is be invaluable both in their studies and in the future when they apply for a place at university, an apprenticeship or a job. The experience and enhanced levels of understanding gained working with a variety of small, medium and large organisations will help our students stand out from the crowd!
By spending time working with employers, students have the opportunity to learn the basic work environment skills such as office etiquette, time keeping and sending a professional e-mail; whilst also being given the opportunity to understand how environments in different types of organisations vary depending on the nature of the business and position held. Our employer partners have committed to working with students to give them the best possible work experience within their specialist sectors. They understand that our students are their future workforce, so they want them to be the best!
Students have the opportunity to meet employers regularly, with master classes taking place on a regular basis allowing students to understand what happens in the world or work. Highlights this academic year have been – Pete Waterman talking about the opportunities of 3D printing in the rail industry, Sellafield Ltd presenting the growing opportunities in nuclear decommissioning and Manchester Metropolitan University discussing with students the benefits of pursuing an engineering career.
6th form students take up placement opportunities throughout the academic year. Work placements vacancies are posted on a jobs board in the college and students apply for the posts they are interested in with a CV and letter of application or by completing an application form. To reflect the working world student applications are shortlisted and candidates interviewed. Successful candidates go on to undertake their work placement, whilst feedback is given to those who were not successful in order to encourage them to improve when they apply for the next opportunity. On a work experience placement students have the opportunity to access real world projects and meet with staff from employer partners whilst receiving mentoring, coaching and guidance on their future careers.
Employer Engagement Team
Richard Harris Director of Destinations
Rachael Gilbert Marketing Officer
Jack Jevons Marketing Officer