To mark Tomorrow’s Engineers Week we take a look at how some of our students, apprentices and former students have kick-started their engineering careers at Nottingham College; and how you can find out more about our engineering courses (and more) at one of our Virtual Open Evenings.
Engineering is 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. As Nottingham’s largest college we offer the widest range of courses for school leavers in the region - whatever you want to do, we have a place for you.
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.
Fiorella is kick-starting her engineering career
Fiorella is originally from Venezuela, and moved to Nottingham with her family in 2017. She completed her Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations course with us before progressing onto a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering. When Fiorella has completed her course she hopes to progress to university to study robotics.
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 a number of sector areas including Automotive, Electrical, Fabrication, Welding, Manufacturing and Creative engineering.
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.
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:
We update our apprenticeship vacancies throughout the year so remember to check back regularly to apply for the latest roles available.