Why UTC Warrington?
An Ideal Location
Warrington has over four times the proportion of jobs in engineering activities compared to the average for the rest of England; representing a total of 5,100 employees and totals 27,500 within just a 30 minute drive of Warrington. The town also has twice the national average of employees working in electricity, gas and steam and hosts a number of large businesses associated with the energy and nuclear industry, supporting over 4,500 employees locally.
The strength of these core infrastructure activities in Warrington such as energy and power (particularly nuclear), has led to a deep and broad base of engineering consultancies as well as manufacturers. These often specialise in areas such as design engineering, planning, construction and project management.
The UTC will be located in the heart of the town, and in close proximity to Warrington’s transport interchange, making it ideally located to support the growth of key engineering businesses.
We Offer Something Different
UTC Warrington will provide its students with top of the range facilities, with up to £1m worth of specialist equipment available to assist their learning. There will also be additional funding for ICT, to focus on the engineering and energy industry’s growing requirement for high levels of technical literacy.
The UTC is supported by a wealth of local and regional employers in the engineering and energy sectors, who are committed to a shared goal of providing young people with a clear direction in life, whilst generating the skilled workforce of the future. UTC Warrington’s specialisms of engineering and energy are in tune with the employment needs of local and regional employers, who, together with the UTC, share an ethos founded on business-practice principles.
There is a collective belief that students, staff, and employer partners form a unique learning community who unite in a commitment to achievement and aspiration. Students are motivated to succeed by following a personalised pathway and working toward clear goals with rewarding real-world career prospects.
After training at UTC Warrington, young people will be able to compete effectively for roles or apprenticeship places at 16, 18, and after university. We want to ensure that every student is employable at each entry point, thus giving the UTC generation the best chance of success in a changing, challenging and global corporate world.