Meet Isabella, aged 14, one of our current year 10 students who talks about her experience studying at the Engineering UTC;
What are your hobbies and interests outside of school?
“At home I really enjoy reading, drawing and watching YouTube videos.”
What made you want to study at the UTC?
“I have always been interested in engineering as it is very mathematical, which is one of my favourite subjects. It was a very easy choice to come and study at the school as I know it would help me to progress further.”
What are your future plans and career goals?
“I am very interested in studying at University and then progressing onto a career in White Hat Hacking or Software Engineering.”
Is the UTC helping to prepare you for future employment?
“I feel that the UTC is helping as it is more like a business than the typical school. This makes it feel like they are more invested in helping us to get the career that we would like for the future whilst building up our employability skills.”
What inspires you?
“The two things that inspire me are my mum, as she is always there to help and to motivate me, and also my choice of job role as I know that I need to study hard in order to be successful.”
What is different at the UTC compared to other schools around the area?
“The UTC is different because we do not have a uniform, instead we wear business clothing to help us feel smart and professional. There is also much more respect between students and the staff members, as they all want you to do well and to feel confident as individuals.”
What is your favourite thing about the UTC?
“For me personally one of my favourite things is the fact that the subjects are maths-orientated, as this is one of my core strengths so it is helping to build up my knowledge and skill in this particular area.
I also really enjoying getting to know other individuals who have the same interests as myself.”
What do you think about the staff, facilities and connections with industry partners?
“The staff members at the UTC are really nice and respectful, they make us feel more like adults rather than school children. I also really like the facilities at the school as they reflect what it would be like in industry, meaning that I am confident in my skills and knowledge when applying for job roles.”
And finally, what advice would you give to potential students?
“If you are interested in STEM, then definitely come and have a look around the ENL UTC!”
To find out more about the opportunities available at the Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire, you can download our 2018/19 prospectus here. Or if you would like to fill out an application form for Year 9, 10 or 11 then please click here.