Career Prospects

Career options and national starting averages include:

  • Engineering Operative £12,000+
  • Engineering Maintenance Operative £14,000+

You could move on to be a:

  • Chemical Engineer £24,000+
  • Energy Engineer £22,000+

Source: National Careers Service

Engineering & Welding

Would you like a career in an industry that is exciting, innovative with growing work opportunities?

Are you curious about how things work and want to use your ingenuity and problem solving in a career in engineering?

If you have excellent STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills, strong problem-solving ability and good communication skills, then engineering could be your ideal career - joining the one in five people who already work in the industry.

We offer courses in mechanical engineering and electronics engineering in our modern facilities which include laboratories and engineering workshops containing industry tools, computer aided design (CAD) software and CNC machining.

As an engineer you could help shape the world, making everyone’s life easier as you solve society’s needs through the latest technology. This could range from working at the forefront of technology on satellites as an aerospace engineer to designing and developing packaging for food and drink as a packaging technologist... basically everything we use in our modern lives!

All of our courses are facilitated by online resources as well as tutors who are industry experienced professionals that will give you the skills to make you job-ready for the best opportunity to succeed in becoming a skilled engineer. Choose from a Level 2 or Level 3 full-time course or part-time day and evening courses to gain the skills and qualifications to get on in industries that create mechanical and electrical and electronic products, systems or services.

Our Apprenticeships in Engineering and Welding are proving very popular, offering structured career development that’s supported by the engineering industry. Whilst being in a fully employed position you’ll gain skills, experience and qualifications making you valuable team member as quickly as possible.

There are several career branches you could go into, among them Aeronautical, Electrical and Electronic, General, Mechanical, Mechatronics and Manufacture. With experience, you could specialise in an area such as project management, progress into consultancy or even work overseas. You could help your career development by working towards incorporated or chartered status.

If you want to take your education to a higher level, we offer full-time or part-time HNC or Foundation Degree in Electrical & Electronic Technology, Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Technology which are linked to Staffordshire University.

A Level Options
This subject area has courses which can be taken alongside A Levels and other qualifications.

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