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News: Kick-start your engineering career at Nottingham College

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Considering a career in engineering or the automotive industry? There is still time 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. 

Looking to start a career in the motor industry? We have our own automotive centre!

As the region’s most established provider of automotive training, there is no better place to start your career in the motor industry. 

At London Road we have workshops that are fully equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment and technology — to ensure our students have the most up to-date industry knowledge and hands-on experience with the kit used by motor industry professionals.

Take a look at our Motor Vehicle courses

The best people to tell you about life at college are our students! See how engineering students like Randall, Reuben and apprentice Liam have kick-started their engineering careers at Nottingham College and how you can too!

Reuben and Randall are kick-starting their engineering careers

Reuben and Randall have been getting Future Ready by working on a live brief. Our engineering students worked in collaboration with the Canal and River Trust and The Stroke Association to design and install an accessible bench on the canal towpath in Nottingham. 

Randall at Highfields

It’s great to regularly be able to put everything I am learning into practice, especially using design software and being in the workshops. 

 — Randall Maggs

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 key component of our courses is providing real industry experience to our students, who from the start of their studies begin learning the skills they need for careers in their chosen fields. 

Our students, along with staff from our Engineering department have been working in our Engineering Centre of Excellence at our Highfields Campus, producing 3D printed concepts of the designs, and are working in collaboration with stroke survivors to bring their visions of an accessible bench to life.

My engineering course has allowed me to work on real-life projects that benefit the local community. It’s been great to put my skills into practice and work on a real brief. 

 — Reuben Tolentino

It's not too late to join us!

If you haven’t applied yet there is still time!

If you have already applied, keep an eye out for enrolment details as these will be sent to your email. 

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. 

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  • 10th September 2021 (12:00 PM)
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