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Engineering and Electrical

If you enjoy figuring out how things work and have a curious mind, an engineering course could be just what you’re looking for. 

Our Engineering Centre of Excellence at Highfields Science Park offers large workshops with industry-standard equipment for a range of engineering disciplines, including milling and turning (CNC and manual), plus electrical/​electronic engineering, incorporating the latest Programmable Logic Controller and robotics training rigs. Classroom technology includes AutoCAD (Computer Aided Design) and Solid Works design packages. We have also invested in 3D printing and scanning technology. 

Highfields also has dedicated workshops for fabrication and welding training. 

We work with some of the leading names in the industry, including 

St Gobain, BCM Fareva, Nottingham City homes and CEMA Limited, as well as one of the country’s leading universities, the University of Nottingham.

Our courses are designed with you in mind, and start from Level 1, with progression available through the levels up to Higher National Diploma (HND) at Level 5

We offer you a clear progression route on your journey to become a qualified engineer in one of 18 sector areas, with support from staff who have industry experience in their specialist area.

You can download a course or apprenticeship guide here.

Our courses are designed with you in mind and start from Level 1 with progression available through the levels up to HND (Higher National Diploma) at Level 5 and Apprenticeships.

Studying an engineering or technology course at Nottingham College will give you the head start you need for a successful and rewarding career within two ever growing industries.

As the global economy grows and Britain prepares for a new future, engineering and technology will play an even more vital role in driving our economy, creating employment and building the essential infrastructure to compete in the modern world.

With an increase in demand for highly skilled jobs, Nottingham College’s goal is to equip all of our students with the necessary skills, training and experience that will make them succeed in the competitive and ever-changing engineering and technology industries.

So, if you want to get into these industries, our courses have been specially designed to help you make your mark in these exciting industries.

There are a vast number of career options in the engineering and technology industries. Whether you want to be an Automotive Project Engineer, a CAD Technician, a Civil Engineer, a Design Engineer, an Electrical Engineer, an Industrial Engineer, a Welder, a Structural Engineer, a Lift Engineer, a Manufacturing or Maintenance Engineer and a Tool Maker – there are many choices available to you.

  • Engineering jobs make up 19% of the total UK employment.
  • England has seen the highest number of engineering related apprenticeship starts for 10 years.
  • Increasing numbers of 11 – 16 year olds would consider a career in engineering.
  • Graduate jobs are well paid – often with a £25,000+ starting salary.
    265,000 skilled entrants are required annually to meet demand for engineering companies through to 2024.

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Civil Engineering Senior Technician - Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4)

If you would like to progress your career in civil engineering this apprenticeship may just be the way to do it.

Engineering Design and Draughtsman - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Engineering design and draughtspersons produce designs and drawings for structures, piping, electrical systems, control and instrumentation systems and mechanical components used in industrial and commercial construction.

Engineering Fitter - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

The broad purpose of the occupation is to produce complex high value, low volume components or assemblies in full or part, using machines, equipment or systems, to the required specification.

Engineering Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Progress your engineering career with this advanced apprenticeship.

Installation Electrician/Maintenance Electrician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

You will get the chance to add to your existing skills, while earning a wage and gaining more advanced technical knowledge of electro technical systems.

Machining Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Machining technicians produce complex and precision machined products that are typically used inmachinery, for example, aeroplanes and vehicles. If you would like a career in this industry, this apprenticeship could be for you!

Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technicians covers 7 roles: Electrical Technicians; Mechanical Technicians; Control & Instrumentation Technicians; Wind Turbine Technicians Electrical System and Process Control Technicians; Electromechanical Technicians and Plant Operations Technicians.

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Engineering Horizon Kit - How renewable energy is the future

Learn more about how renewable energy sources are made and how to make our future greener. We teach our students to be more sustainable throughout their learning with us, as we progress into an everchanging and green-conscious industry.

This video features lecturer Abbad, introducing our horizon kits that students use to learn with.