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August 2018

100% Pass Rate for Year 13 Students in Engineering Qualifications 2> By | Latest news | No Comments

All of our Year 13 students studying Level 3 Cambridge Technical Engineering Qualification have performed on or above target and have also achieved 100% pass rate in their Level 3 Maths qualification.

These qualifications equip our students with the knowledge and confidence to enter the world of work, ensuring they are ready for the next steps in their future career choices.

All students have the opportunity for an apprenticeship role or job after leaving the UTC, therefore these qualifications are important for their development. Industries in which many of our students have built their careers in include: The Navy, Cristal and British Steel.

Marc Doyle, Principal of UTC said, “In our third year of opening we are delighted to have achieved a set of fantastic outcomes. The Year 13 students have worked hard to secure excellent results, particularly in engineering where our pass rate was 100%, many of them top grades. Thanks to all of the staff and parents for their support and to our industry partners who have been instrumental in showing our students that by following their aspirations, the opportunities are endless. We are extremely proud that 100% of our year 13 students have secured apprenticeships or employment, with over 50% joining degree apprenticeship programmes. We are confident that our continued success will bring strength to the local economy, putting our students at the front of the queue.”

Carly Boden, Business Engagement Leader of UTC said, “I am so proud of our students’ achievements and thrilled that all students have successfully achieved their Level 3 Cambridge Technical in Engineering. Our engineering staff, students and industry partners have all worked together to ensure that our students are at the front of the queue for apprenticeships. This has resulted in a number of successful apprenticeship and job opportunities. We are looking forward to celebrating the success of our alumni and welcoming our students back as mentors in the future, to talk about their successful engineering careers.”

Come Along to the Big Summer Get Together 2> By | Latest news | No Comments

On Saturday the 4th of August, the UTC will be hosting North Lincolnshire Council’s Big Summer Get Together. The aim of the day is to bring together residents of all ages and backgrounds within the local community for fun, food and friendship. The event is free and will feature live music from local bands The Dirty Pitchers, Ramble Gamble, and performances from singer Miss Marina Mae.

There will be a variety of activities and fun for all the family with crafts, games and gardening sessions and also live drumming sessions.

Everyone is welcome and food and drink will be served throughout the day. Please join us from 11am to 4pm, booking not required!

Lab Rascals Return to the UTC! 2> By | Latest news | No Comments

Lab Rascals will be returning to the UTC to deliver their interactive hands-on Science experiments throughout August. We are thrilled to be hosting these sessions for children in the area as an exciting school holiday activity. The UTC and Lab Rascals have been working together in partnership to promote STEM activities to children and families.

Sessions throughout the Summer will be taking place every Tuesday and range from making bath bombs to Lab Rascals impressive planetarium show. There will also be exciting dry ice experiences and “wow” factor demonstrations to inspire children of all ages.

Booking is required and the event is on our own and Lab Rascals Facebook page.

Chloe Overton: Work Experience 2> By | Latest news | No Comments

Chloe was chosen by British Steel to take part in their work experience programme. We asked questions about her overall experience and what her favourite part was. She explained how the skills she had learnt at ENL UTC had helped in the process. Well done Chloe!

  1. What was your role? How have you found your placement overall?

I was a part of the central engineering team, focusing on engineering drawing and gas pipes. I really loved the placement, it was a great experience and taught me a lot. British Steel was a wonderful place to be.

  1. Describe a typical day – what kind of things did you get up to?

I would go on site with a supervisor and assess the problem reported by the inspector. Then I would go to the main department to look at the photos of the issue and create a report outlining the problem, and information on the correct materials required. Being accurate and clear was very important.

  1. What’s been your favourite part?

Getting to work on an actual site as I see different sides of engineering. I loved meeting the engineers and working with them. I enjoyed learning to do engineering drawing accurately.

  1. What challenges did you face?

Finding the correct part for the gas pipes. Making sure my engineering drawing was accurate.

  1. What skills have you gained from the placement? And what skills did you get to put to use that you picked up from the UTC or elsewhere?

I used the maths I studied in school, which was a little difficult but it was interesting to see how engineering and maths connect. I have already done engineering drawing in class but this placement let me improve that skill and use it in real life. Now I feel confident enough to say in class ‘this is how you do it’.

  1. How did you secure the placement? What was the process?

British Steel came to the UTC and spoke about the placements on offer, so after that, I applied. Speaking to them helped me decide to apply and do well in the application process. I completed an online application that wanted to know my details, qualifications, achievements, and why I am applying. Following that, I was interviewed and then completed a health and safety test that introduced me to the site. The interview was okay and I think it was a good experience.

  1. Having completed the placement how do you feel towards engineering? Is engineering something you want to pursue?

I’ve wanted to do engineering since I was ten, before that, being a firefighter was the aim! I really enjoy engineering and I feel there are so many different areas to choose from, so there’s something for most people. It’s not repetitive so you’re never bored.

  1. Do you think this placement has benefitted you in terms of looking for a job or going to university?

Yes, I know I want to do an apprenticeship and in the future, I want to look at opportunities at British Steel.

  1. Do you have any advice for other girls considering engineering or doing a work placement?

Just do it! You need to be strong and hardworking. I think the UTC is the best place to be if you want to do engineering. There are not as many girls as boys here but I think that the girls do progress and have the chance to do so. British Steel is the best place to go for a work experience placement!

 Year 10, Central Engineering Team, British Steel