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News: Kick-start your engineering career at Nottingham College

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Engineering isn’t just hard hats and construction sites, there are a wealth of career options!

Did you know we have engineers to thank for things like bath bombs and roller coasters as well as clean drinking water and medical technologies? As a hugely evolving area, there are a lots of routes for aspiring engineers to take their first steps into the field, and Nottingham College can help get you there.

A dedicated campus in the heart of Nottingham’s Science Park

Home to our engineering and technology courses, Highfields is located in Nottingham’s Science Park and plays host to a wealth of state-of-the-art facilities. Students who study here have access to our STEM Centre, specialist training technology and fabrication, welding and robotics workshops.

Some people think that engineering is not a career for girls and that kind of stuff, but I can prove they are wrong. My Level 2 course was an amazing experience, I learned a lot of new things like welding and designing 3D objects with a computer. I learned something new every day

Fiorella - Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering student at Highfields

Fiorella is originally from Venezuela, and moved to Nottingham with her family in 2017. She completed Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations earlier this year and is now studying a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering. When Fiorella has completed her course she hopes to progress to university to study robotics.

Come and experience what Highfields has to offer at one of our Open Days or Taster Events. These events offer a great opportunity to find out more about courses, meet tutors and current students and tour the facilities - you may even be able to have a go yourself!

A huge variety of engineering, technology and STEM based courses

We offer a clear progression route on your journey to becoming a qualified engineer, with support from staff with specialist industry experience. As well as General Engineering, we offer qualifications in one of 18 sector areas such as Automotive, Electrical, Fabrication, Welding, Manufacturing and Creative engineering.

If you prefer an academic option you can study A Levels in STEM subjects such as Maths, Science and Computer Science at High Pavement, our Sixth Form Centre.

A Levels are a great option if you would like to undertake university level study - just like College alumni Sorria, who studied A Levels with us before progressing onto a degree in Mechanical Engineering at a local university.

Sorria now works as a Junior Mechanical Design Engineer at Nottingham based LAC Conveyors and Automation.


Can’t decide between vocational or academic study? Our hybrid course could be the option for you. Offering the best of both worlds, the course combines A Levels in Maths and Product Design with a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering – perfect for opening the doors to a career in the field.

Apprenticeships and Industry Experience

We work with some of the leading names in the industry, including Boots PLC, Reckitt Benckiser and ZF Services UK Ltd, as well as one of the country’s leading universities, the University of Nottingham.

If you want to earn whilst you learn why not consider an apprenticeship? You can study towards nationally recognised qualifications, and earn a wage at the same time -just like Liam, who is an engineering apprentice at Boots UK with Nottingham College. In the video below he talks about life as an apprentice:

Find out more!

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  • 8th November 2019 (12:13 PM)
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