Meet Jordan, aged 15, one of our current year 11 students who talks about his experience studying at the Engineering UTC;
What are your hobbies and interests outside of school?
“I am a huge football supporter and also love listening to music, especially when revising as it helps me to concentrate.”
What made you want to study at the UTC?
“I decided to continue with my education at the UTC after I saw an Open Evening advertised through the schools Facebook page. After attending the Open Event, I was very impressed with the equipment and the staff members, and instantly knew that the UTC was for me.”
What are your future plans and career goals?
“I am looking to become a Robotic engineer or a Mechanical Engineer at a company such as Phillips 66, as I have worked closely with them throughout my time at the UTC so they already know me very well.
Another plan would be to go into Electrical Engineering, as I have been learning these particular skill sets since I first started at the school, so am confident in my knowledge of this industry area.”
Is the UTC helping to prepare you for future employment?
“Yes, because the companies we work with visit the school regularly to set specific tasks that help us develop employability skills for the future.
The school also allow us to wear suits, rather than a uniform which helps us look and feel more professional so that when employers do meet us they know we are from a professional environment.”
What inspires you?
“My family inspire me because they always say that no matter what happens I will always have something to fall back on. This helps me to stay focused and to realise how lucky I am to be in a school such as the UTC.”
What is different at the UTC compared to other schools around the area?
“The curriculum for starters is different because we study engineering which other schools may not focus on as much. This specialism gains us an extra qualification over everybody else and is an added extra to place on our CV.
Also, we wear suits and not uniforms which allows us to feel more grown-up and a part of a professional environment and not just a school.”
What is your favourite thing about the UTC?
“Definitely the engineering because it allows me to learn things that I feel passionate about and that I never knew before.
A particular highlight for me during my time at the school is when we have worked with Hull University to develop our employability skills to help further prepare us for the future by building confidence.”
What do you think about the staff, facilities and connections with industry partners?
“I think that the staff are extremely respectful and the facilities are out of this world. Our schools connections with industry is crazy because we are partnered with so many major companies that could offer an opportunity after school.”
And finally, what advice would you give to potential students?
“I would say that you should start at the UTC if you are interested in a STEM-based career because it offers more opportunities than other schools within the area.”
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.