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News: Kick-start your engineering career at Nottingham College

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To mark International Women in Engineering Day see how engineering students like Fiorella, and former student Sorria, have kick-started their engineering careers at Nottingham College, and how you can apply to join us this September.

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 choice for school leavers in the region. Our huge range of courses, outstanding student support, state-of-art facilities and fantastic student community mean you are perfectly placed to take your next steps, whatever you choose. 

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 houses a wealth of state-of-the-art facilities that go beyond classrooms. 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 Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations with us before progressing onto a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering and is now in her second year. 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.

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.

After university Sorria got a job as a Junior Mechanical Design Engineer at Nottingham based LAC Conveyors and Automation.

Student using some design software to design a product

My advice for anyone thinking of pursuing a STEM subject further would be to go for it! There’s so much that you’re able to do with an engineering qualification and it’s continually evolving. If you enjoy subjects such as science, technology, maths and enjoy coming up with real-world solutions, then engineering could definitely be for you. 

 — Sorria Douglas

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. 

The future is yours to shape and we’re ready and waiting to help you build it!

There is still time to apply to join us this September! Whether you have your eyes firmly set on your goals or haven’t quite decided yet, we’ll help you take the next step towards your future. 

Applying is easy — browse our courses and visit our apply page, submit your application and we’ll be in touch soon. 

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  • 23rd June 2021 (8:00 AM)
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