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February 2018

ENL UTC Principal Marc Doyle live BBC News

Principal Marc Doyle goes live on BBC News 2> By | Latest news, Teacher Profiles | No Comments

Our Principal, Marc Doyle, was featured on BBC News last week to discuss the north-south attainment gap. This follows the release of a new report by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP) which suggests that pupils in the North of England are on average one GCSE grade behind comparable pupils in the South. The report also highlighted that a lack of skills training is holding back the region’s economy.

The report calls on businesses to mentor schoolchildren; £300M new funding for disadvantaged areas; reform of the Pupil Premium funding mechanism for children from low income families; a new Northern Powerhouse Schools Improvement Board, and a commitment from local firms to provide 900,000 young people with work experience.

The Principal emphasised the work that the Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire has been doing to tackle some of the key concerns highlighted in the report, such as the skills shortage and employability. “Our focus has been on real life projects and closing the skills gap”, Marc Doyle said. “1 in 3 of our students will find employment with companies that they have worked with through the school during school time, and 25% of our students will go on to apprenticeships against the national rate of only 5%.”

The Engineering UTC has been working closely with many different employers such as Cristal and Phillips 66 to ensure students are getting real life work experience and the employability skills needed to succeed in the workplace. Marc Doyle discussed how focusing on aptitude alone is not enough to secure students’ futures. “Education tends to focus on aptitude and end of year exams but we also need to focus on their employability skills. If students and parents are looking for a way into the world of work then UTCs are a great place to be. Success is measured in lots of different ways.”

You can watch the full clip here. 

Open evening review: 100% of visitors interested in joining 2> By | Latest news | No Comments

On the night of January 30th 2018, we proudly launched our new name, new look and new focus to a crowd of potential students visiting our campus for an open evening. In case you missed it, you can find out a little more about why we’ve rebranded here.

Supported by employers and ran by a team of 20 student volunteers, the event resulted in 100% of those who visited telling us they were interested in joining our UTC.

All in all, nine of our employer partners joined us for the evening, spending several hours chatting to the potential future engineers that dropped in to have a look around.

That total included STEM ambassador (science, technology, engineering and maths) Helen from British Steel. Passionate about encouraging more women to move into careers in STEM, Helen discussed how she loves the willingness of our students to get stuck in to any problem they are tasked with solving.


Helen was joined by Mark from Cristal, who spoke enthusiastically about how important our UTC is in “establishing a clear connection between school and industry in the minds of students.”


Dylan and Manda were two of our current students taking visitors around our campus. In between tours, Dylan told us how he felt that the UTC had given him a future, while Manda spoke of how increased employer engagement had helped her to start seriously thinking about her career.

Speaking to a crowd of 50-60 attendees, Principal Marc Doyle talked about how excited he was to reveal the school’s transition into Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire, while expressing his determination to keep it performing as the best UTC in the country.


If you’ve not seen what we’re all about for yourself yet, you can either look out for our next open event, or arrange a guided tour on a normal school day by calling 01724 878100.

We look forward to meeting you.