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Alumni – Matthew Boden 2> By | Students Say | No Comments

Meet Matthew, who after leaving the ENL UTC sixth form in summer 2018 has gone on to secure a Mechanical Technician apprenticeship with industry partner Tronox;

“I started at the ENL UTC in September 2016 and left in summer 2018 after completing my post-16 studies with a D, D* in Engineering and an A in Quantitative Reasoning. I chose the ENL UTC as I wanted to gain as much experience in industry as I could and I knew the college had lots of local links.”

How did the ENL UTC help to prepare you for your current job role?

“As the ENL UTC held so many events it gave me the opportunity to speak with potential employers on a regular basis whilst taking part in many realistic industry projects that allowed me to visit different manufacturing sites. This introduced me to my future employer Tronox, as I worked with them on projects throughout my time at the ENL UTC and was able to show them my passion and drive even before leaving education.”

What were your favourite subjects?

“Another reason I chose the ENL UTC was because of the wide variety of topics the college covers. I really enjoyed the practical side to everything as it helped me to get a feel for the branch of engineering I wanted to be apart of. I enjoyed the Quantitative Reasoning lessons too, as it let me expand further on mathematical problems.”

How would you explain your current job role?

“As an apprentice, I mostly work in the maintenance workshop understanding the day-to-day running of the company and how the plant is maintained. The variety of my job role is huge and I love it because I’m never stuck on the same task! One week I could be part of a team taking out a vessel and the next doing pump and valve changes.”

What are your future career plans?

“I hope to continue gaining lots of experience in industry, taking on as many new opportunities as I can.”

“At the ENL UTC, you’ll get as much out as you put in. Give it all you’ve got from the start and take every chance you can as you won’t stop learning. Never be afraid to as as the team will always be willing to help.”

Apprenticeship Progression Pathway 2> By | Latest news | No Comments

In recent months the Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of STEM-related skills in all their forms (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) whilst propelling experts and the wide variety of careers available into the spotlight.

As the ENL UTC continues to play a vital role in building the STEM skills capabilities that the country needs now, and following COVID-19, we are pleased to announce that we will be working in association with HETA (Humber Engineering Training Association) across our post-16, Apprenticeship Progression Pathway.

The ENL UTC delivers a specialist STEM curriculum designed by our expert staff and local industry partners, to help immerse and engage students aged 13-19 through academic, practical and technical learning. Preparing them for the world of work and chosen career pathway. Valuing the importance of apprenticeships in addressing the STEM skills gap, our students are regularly introduced to the opportunities available; which in the last year alone has resulted in 37% of students heading into intermediate, advanced, higher or degree apprenticeships.

The Apprenticeship Progression Pathway is a one-year course designed for individuals who are looking for a clear progression route to an apprenticeship or entry level employment, or who is not quite ready to study a Level 3 qualification at this stage. The qualification will provide our students with the specific skills, knowledge and understanding, and range of transferable skills that are required in STEM roles.

Iain Elliot, CEO at HETA has said, “We are excited to work alongside the ENL UTC in supporting their apprenticeship progression pathway. Applicants that aren’t ready for an apprenticeship first time round when they apply to HETA, the UTC’s Level 2, 1 year pathway option will get them ready for an apprenticeship/traineeship as it will allow them to re-sit any grades that they don’t achieve and help them with focusing on aspects of employability skills. We are looking forward to working with the UTC learners on the progression pathways by supporting them with mock interviews, CV workshops and other necessary employability skills to get them ready for the world of work.”

This new partnership is an exciting prosect and will help to further enhance the excellent work both the ENL UTC and HETA do in developing opportunities through meaningful and relevant industry activities throughout the academic year. We look forward to working alongside HETA in building these vital skills and helping our students become the engineers, technicians and scientists of the future. Alex Billingham, Scunthorpe Centre Manager at HETA said, “The HETA Scunthorpe Training Centre are looking forward to working more closely. Learners who strive for a career in Engineering, will now receive more support than ever before, which will benefit the whole region”.

To find out further information regarding our Level 2 Apprenticeship Progression Pathway, please follow the links below.

Summer 20 Roundup 2> By | Latest news | One Comment

Welcome to our final Half Term Roundup of the 2019/2020 academic year. 

Despite the last few months being a new and unusual time for us all, it has not stopped our amazing team from continuing to build strong, positive relationships through a virtual world of online learning. Alongside of this we also started to welcome students back into our classrooms whilst embracing vital employer engagement.

Read our interactive Half Term Roundup below to find out more about what we have been up to during our summer term. 

Chemical Engineering Careers Talk

IChemE Careers Talk 2> By | Latest news | No Comments

Are you interested in a career in Chemical Engineering or would like to find out more? At the start of July the ENL UTC and IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers), teamed up for a virtual careers talk to discuss more about the opportunities available in Chemical Engineering.

Daniela, Sajalu and Thomas, engineering experts from across industry, spoke with our students to discuss:

  • Why Chemical Engineering?
  • What do Chemical Engineers do?
  • Routes into this career
  • Benefits of Chemical Engineering
  • Mentoring opportunities and help with stepping into a new role

IChemE is a global professional membership organisation that provide connections to a network community of Chemical, Biochemical and Process Engineers who exchange knowledge, practical experiences, promote competence and commitment and support CPD.

Discovering more about how to keep ourselves safe online was incredibly useful, not just for our students but for our parents and staff too. To find out more, please follow the link below.

Staying Safe Online Cyber Crime

Cyber Security: Staying Safe Online 2> By | Latest news | No Comments

On Wednesday 17th June a number of our new year 9 students had a Zoom call with Alistair Kennedy from Humberside Police and Emma Davies from The Armour Group, to discuss cyber security and how to keep safe online.

Alistair who works within the Cyber Crime Investigation Team, and Emma who works as an Ethical Hacker, discussed a variety of topics surrounding cyber security including:

  • How to keep yourself safe online
  • What to look out for
  • How hackers work
  • The dark web
  • Career opportunities available within cyber security
  • Websites for further advice and help

Discovering more about how to keep ourselves safe online was incredibly useful, not just for our students but for our parents and staff too. To find out more, please follow the link below.

STEM Lockdown Challenge 2> By | Latest news | No Comments

During the period of school closure, the ENL UTC are running a number of challenges for our students to get involved in. These STEM-based challenges, sponsored by our wonderful industry partner Phillips 66, allow our students to be creative whilst keeping them inspired and motivated.

Our first challenge asked our students to construct/make something during this time to showcase their skillset and engineering knowledge. Whether it be fixing something around the house for the family, constructing something they had always wanted to build or experimenting with a new idea: there is no better time to put our STEM skills to the test!

To take part, students were asked to send in a photo of their creation along with a brief description. We received some incredible entries and are so proud of what our students have achieved whilst at home.

Well done to everybody who took part! Prizes will be announced shortly.

Ryan E - STEM Lockdown Entry

1st Place = Ryan E

Year 9 student Ryan, sent in a fantastic entry showcasing the work he identified and completed on his race kart.

Replacing the broken rear bumper, removing old tyres and cleaning the carburettor whilst using a variety of engineering techniques and tools means his kart is now ready for the next practise season.

Aiden H STEM Lockdown Entry

2nd Place = Aiden H

Year 11 student Aiden, has been using in time in lockdown to help build and construct garden furniture.

Building both a custom garden corner sofa along with a door canopy, Aiden used a variety of techniques and really put his STEM skills to the test.

Sonny M STEM Lockdown Entry

3rd Place = Sonny M

One of our new year 9 students Sonny, even got involved in the challenge by sending in a fantastic video of a coil unwinding machine.

Along with other projects Sonny has worked on at home, his coil unwinding machine was made from repurposed materials. Using an old cordless drill and a 9-volt battery, Sonny was able to unwind the coil ready for a future project. You can see more of his brilliant creations on his YouTube channel!

Runners Up = Nathan G, Thomas C and Isabella M

As we received so many fantastic entries, it was hard to whittle it down to just three!

    • Nathan G- One of our year 10 students spent his Easter break making bird boxes for his family. Using a hand saw, circular saw, hand drill and drill piece to create the wooden boxes, it is great to see Nathan taking his engineering skills and knowledge outside of our workshops.
    • Thomas C- One of our year 9 students has been very busy during lockdown, making wooden decorative pieces and a 6ft fence for his home! A great way to put his design skills to the test.
    • Isabella M- One of our current year 11 students has created her very own gameboy at home! Having researched into how to make her own handheld games console, Isabella was able to order components online before soldering them onto a circuit.
Meet our Alumni - Oliver

Alumni – Oliver Beck 2> By | Students Say | No Comments

Meet Oliver, who after leaving the ENL UTC sixth form in summer 2019 has gone on to secure a Trainee Designer Engineer role with Trepko, whilst studying towards a level 4 degree apprenticeship at Sheffield Hallam;

“I started at the ENL UTC in September 2017 and left in Summer 2019 after completing my post-16 studies. I originally joined the ENL UTC because I knew I wanted a career in engineering but had no idea of what area and pathway to pursue. For me, coming to the UTC’s sixth form helped to broaden my knowledge about different aspects of engineering whilst figuring out the kind of engineer I wanted to be.”

How did the ENL UTC help to prepare you for your current job role?

“My knowledge of CAD and design leaving the ENL UTC, really helped to give me a head start when I first joined Trepko, as I was one of the only applicants who had this level of experience. I think the sixth form studies and teachers really taught me a lot and helped me to move forward in a career I wanted, as I had the confidence that no one else wanted it more than me.”

What are you favourite memories of the ENL UTC?

“Two of my engineering teachers Ian and Rob, ultimately inspired me to want to become a design engineer. Those two were fantastic combination for me. I remember my first lesson with Ian, I was immediately captivated with everything design and knew I was going to be great at it!”

What is your full job title?

“My full job title is Trainee Design Engineer with Trepko. I am based in the design office where I work on numerous projects for large food companies that require packaging. My Level 4 degree apprenticeship at Sheffield Hallam, allows me to have a hands-on way of gaining a university qualification whilst further developing my skills.”

“My advice would be that if you’re wanting a career in engineering, you’re willing to work for it and have both the people and academic skills, then there is literally no other choice but to study at the ENL UTC!”

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Mar/Apr 20 Roundup 2> By | Latest news | No Comments

Welcome to our March and April Half Term Roundup, taking a look at our spring term and life at the ENL UTC. 

Whilst many conversations and news bulletins may feel overwhelmed with news of Covid-19, our interactive newsletter has been designed to highlight the positive stories, projects, trips and work here at the Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire. From supporting key workers and the WiME event, to mental health champions and our awards assembly.

To read our roundup, please follow the link below. 

Partner Profile | ABP Humber 2> By | Employer Partners | No Comments

ABP is the UK’s leading and best-connected port owner and operator. With a network of 21 ports around Britain, ABP offer unparalleled marine, road and rail access to domestic and international markets.

ABP Humber, consists of the ports of Immingham, Hull, Grimsby and Goole. They support over 33,000 jobs, handle more than 65 million tonnes of cargo and deal £75 billion of trade every year! Their continued investment in infrastructure, equipment and systems, ensures the ports are capable of delivering the supply chain solutions customers need.

ABP Humber, offer an exciting four year apprenticeship scheme that is split by the disciplines of electrical and mechanical. The apprenticeship sees candidates based at the Port of Immingham and Hull, where they have the opportunity to work closely with industry experts gaining first-hand experience of impressive infrastructures and giant sized kit including cranes, forklifts and tugs. From school leavers, to graduates and mature learners who have the determination to succeed in a new and exciting career. ABP offer nationally recognised qualifications and breadth of experience to help individuals realise their potential.

Working in close partnership with the ENL UTC, our students are able to explore real-world engineering problems alongside industry experts whilst discovering opportunities available within this exciting industry.

“ABP is partnered with the Engineering University Technical College (UTC) based in Scunthorpe which has many students who are keen to pursue a career in engineering, some of whom ABP supports through one-to-one mentoring.

  • Web address:
  • Location: ABP have 21 ports across the Britain. ABP Humber, consists of four ports in Immingham, Grimsby, Hull and Goole
  • Example Jobs: Electrical Engineer and Mechanical Engineer
  • Examples of Engagement & Activity:
    • Student mentor programme, to allow our students the opportunity to learn directly from the experts
    • Specialised projects delivered directly to our students
    • Attendance to ENL UTC events to discuss future career opportunities, including Raising Aspirations Day
    • Business breakfast, allowing our students to further develop their employability skills through interaction with industry
    • Employer talks regarding the roles available within the organisation
    • Onsite visits to discover more about life in industry

Want the opportunity to train with the UK’s leading ports operator?

Follow the button below to find out more about ABP and to watch their company video.