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Robyn Houghton

Tronox Visits ENLUTC 2> By | Latest news | No Comments

A new year brings the UTC new students and with new students, ENL UTC will see new and exciting opportunities! This year tutor groups at ENL UTC have been split into 3 groups named after 3 of their core partners. ENL UTC’s core partners are made up by Phillips 66, ABP, Care Plus Group, University of Hull, Orsted and last but not least, Tronox.

 

Tronox was the first of 3 tutor groups to meet with the core partner that inspired their new group. Students from ENL UTC’s near year 9 cohort met with Mark Setterfield and Becky Kirvan-Rodgers and had opportunity to attend a Q&A as well as demonstrate some of the new skills they are acquiring which could one day help them on their way to a career with one of the core partners.

 

The questions and answers session saw students discuss everything surrounding Tronox including what it’s like to work there, what kind of pathway they can take into employment with them (including what pensions look like!) and not only what has inspired Tronox in the past but what their long-term goals are too! Mark Setterfield was able to explain all about his career with Tronox across the UK and Europe looking after their Learning & Development whilst Becky Kirvan-Rodgers gave the students a real insight into what the Tronox brand means and what they stand for as a company.

 

Mark, Becky and the students then headed down to the official Tronox workshop situated within ENL UTC where they were able to show Mark and Becky what they have been learning in their first few days studying here. The Tronox room is fully kitted out with work benches, lathes, pillar drills and much more whilst being appropriately decorated for its newly acquired title of the Tronox Workshop. Looking around the room Tronox branding can be seen throughout with informative posters, displays, the Tronox green walls and their logo proudly sitting on the workshop door.

 

Principal Anesta McCullagh said;

 

“Tronox have been a core partner with ENL UTC for many years and throughout that time they have offered valuable time and experience to the students. ENL UTC offers a rich employer-led curriculum which needs input from partners across the region to provide real world insight for the students on their journey throughout their academic studies to sustainable careers. ENL UTC is immensely excited to be able to finally launch the Tronox Workshop and looks forward to many more years of working together and building relationships.”

Interested in joining ENL UTC to gain access to the same amazing opportunities and employer engagement? Applications are now open for 2022! Click here to apply.

Care Plus Group Joins ENL UTC as sixth Core Partner Ahead of brand-new Health Sciences & Social Care Specialism 2> By | Latest news | No Comments

ENL UTC welcomed Care Plus Group CEO Jane Miller to officially open their Health Sciences & Social Care suite ahead of the brand-new specialism launching this September. Jane Miller visited alongside Sharon Stead to tour the campus, officially open the rooms with ribbon cuttings and to visit the lorry load of care items Care Plus Group kindly donated to help our future healthcare heroes start their journey into the world of health and social.  

Care Plus Group is an organisation working in communities across North East Lincolnshire. They are a social business that provides a wide range of adult health and social care services to people across our community. Care Plus Group is a Community Benefit Society – any profit they make they reinvest back into the development and delivery of health and care services.  
 
Jane Miller, Chief Executive of Care Plus Group said:  
“I am delighted that as a Core Industry Partner, Care Plus Group can support the UTC to implement their Health, Social Care and Science curriculum and support young people to enable them to access a career in health and social care. Our Employability Services Team works closely with the UTC on employability initiatives and supporting skills gaps to ensure the students are given the opportunity to enter the workplace with the right skills. This is a fantastic development for young people and very much needed for the health and care sector.  

 

Care Plus Group kindly offered for ENL UTC to visit and label a wide range of different surplus equipment they had from use in care homes, to be delivered by lorry to the UTC which has formed 2 care suites and a doctor’s surgery on the top floor of the school.  

 

Jane Miller said: “Care Plus Group was able to donate items of unused equipment to enable the UTC to develop a simulated care suite and doctor’s surgery to support students learning in a practical environment. The items we donated were surplus to our requirements when we moved one of our services to a new base last year and we’re pleased they are being used to benefit students who will become the future health and social care workforce.” 

The new specialism has been put in place to provide the same kind of hands-on STEM education for health sciences and social care that the UTC currently offers for Engineering, providing pathways for young people aged 13-18 in North Lincolnshire. With the Coronavirus pandemic highlighting the importance of STEM-related skills (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in all their forms over the last year, we continue to play a vital role in building the local STEM skills capabilities that the country needs now and for our future workforce.   

 

Principal of ENL UTC, Anesta McCullagh said: “We are so proud to have Care Plus Group on board as our sixth core partner. I am looking forward to expanding our unique STEM offer alongside Care Plus Group that will help our young people develop the sought-after skills, confidence and qualifications that will put them miles in front of others when it comes to applying for future apprenticeships, jobs and university places. 

 

“The support and equipment that Care Plus Group have kindly given us will help to deliver the same high standard in our brand-new health sciences & social care pathway that we currently deliver with our engineering. It was great to have Sharon and Jane attend the UTC and see first-hand the difference their donations have made. We look forward to continuing the great working relationship we have.” 

 

Applications are still open to join ENL UTC’s new specialism in September and can be found at www.enlutc.co.uk/apply or by calling 01724 878100.  

ENL UTC Employees Shortlisted Twice in 2021 Tes Awards 2> By | Latest news | No Comments

Pioneers, passionate educators and persistent campaigners are among the extraordinary education talent honoured each year at the Tes Schools Awards, one of the biggest nights in the UK education calendar. Those schools that have made it onto the 2021 shortlist have been revealed with Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire featuring twice for 2 separate nominations.

After the year it has been for anyone and everyone in education, to be on this year’s shortlist is a huge achievement, showcasing the very best of what the UK education sector has to offer and ENL UTC could not be prouder of its employees for the hard work they have done over the past year to not only manage the business aspect of running a school but to continue to support our students in the best possible way.

 

The nominations are:

New Teacher of the Year

Zoe Hennchen – Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire

Zoe Hennchen, nominated for new teacher of the year at Tes award 2021 said “I was delighted when I was told that I had been nominated by the ENLUTC for the ‘New Teacher of the Year Award’ category for the 2021 TES Awards, but to find that I had been shortlisted for the national award was a huge surprise!

 

“I was very proud to have completed my teacher training course at the ENLUTC, and the support and mentorship that I have received along the way has been second to none.

 

“Alongside teaching both Science and Engineering, I have been involved with many exciting projects and opportunities alongside our students, which only a University Technical College can offer. I am hugely grateful to my colleagues who nominated me and also our wonderful students, who have truly inspired my journey as a new teacher.”

 

School Business Leader of the Year

Joanne Wilby – Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire

Joanne Wilby, Business Manager at ENL UTC said “I was absolutely thrilled to learn that I had been shortlisted as a school business leader of the year finalist in this year’s TES Awards.   Just to be nominated by the Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire was an honour.

 

“To me I have just been doing my job, but to receive recognition for the hard work and effort I have put in to transforming our business, finance and HR functions was amazing.  Whilst I don’t work with students directly, they are at the heart of everything I do; ensuring our finances, staffing and resources are targeted effectively, to ensure they can receive the best educational opportunities possible, is what drives me to do my very best every day.”

Jan – Mar 2021 Roundup 2> By | Latest news | No Comments

We are very pleased to present to you our Half Term Roundup for January to March 2021.

This interactive newsletter highlights another exciting half term here at the Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire. From promoting women into engineering, National Careers Week and Comic Relief. We can’t believe how fast the past few weeks have gone!

To read our roundup, please follow the link below. 

Kickstart Placement at ENL UTC 2> By | Latest news | No Comments

Engineering UTC North Lincolnshire is pleased to welcome Wiktoria, through the government’s Kickstart scheme. The programme provides funding to create new job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. Wiktoria jumped at a chance for the placement after being contacted by her Scunthorpe JobCentre work coach and with their support, she was able to apply for and secure the role.

Wiktoria’s work coach Gem said: “After having a meeting with the Engineering UTC about what they are looking for from Kickstart applications, I knew that Wiktoria would be a perfect match.

“I called Wiktoria immediately to discuss the role and the potential that Kickstart can bring in terms of future opportunities. I spent time with Wiktoria discussing the best way to apply with tailoring her CV and writing a cover letter.

“I also discussed with her about video interviews, and how these differ, always thinking about the surrounds and how everything sounds.

“We came up with a plan together for her to do a practice zoom call to ensure everything was working. Wiktoria took all my advice on board and did her research about Engineering UTC and was very confident at each stage of the process.”

Wiktoria was delighted when she was shortlisted and then successful at her interview, saying: “The Kickstart scheme at Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire has opened doors to a new opportunity for me.

“Having developed mild depression and anxiety, Kickstart has helped me get back on my feet and reassured me that I can further develop my skills within my career aspirations.

“I am grateful for the warm and welcoming approach of staff and I am looking forward to working these lovely and supportive people.”

Anesta McCullagh, Principal of ENL UTC, said: “Being part of the new Kickstart scheme couldn’t have run any smoother, the whole process has been flawless. Our Kickstart has joined ENL UTC with a confident start, the support we have received from our gateway has been second to none and we would highly recommend further businesses taking part!

“The opportunity to take part in the Kickstart scheme and help a young person gain the experience they need was something ENL UTC couldn’t pass up on, preparing young people for the world of work is at the heart of our provision and we are so proud to be part of this scheme.”

You can read the full story here.

New Health Sciences and Social Care Specialism 2> By | Future Careers, Latest news | No Comments

We are delighted to announce an exciting new addition to our KS3 and KS4 curriculum alongside the already popular Engineering specialism.  With the Coronavirus pandemic highlighting the importance of STEM-related skills (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in all their forms over the last year, we continue to play a vital role in building the local STEM skills capabilities that the country needs now and for our future workforce.  

 

Since opening our doors in September 2015, the ENL UTC has since received a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating, become one of the fastest growing small UTCs in the country and extended its provision to include a broader range of year groups. The new Health Sciences and Social Care specialism marks another exciting development for the ENL UTC, offering students aged 13-16 the chance to study a unique and high-quality education alongside a range of local industry experts who support the design of the curriculum.  

 

Principal, Anesta McCullagh said: “I am looking forward to expanding our unique STEM offer that will help our young people develop the sought-after skills, confidence and qualifications that will put them miles in front of others when it comes to applying for future apprenticeships, jobs and university places. We are a University Technical College which means our curriculum has at least a fifty percent technical aspect which is backed by some of the region’s best-known companies/employers including Phillips 66, Tronox, Orsted, University of Hull, ABP and ORE Catapult. We set up and train the next generation of young people in the skills that our regional economy needs. Over the last year, I think we’ve all been inspired by Scientists and the work done by the medical profession in saving lives in the global fight against this awful coronavirus pandemic. There is still a national and regional shortage in these types of health care professions, expanding our employer led technical curriculum to include Heath Science and Social Care we will be preparing young students of North Lincolnshire for careers such as midwifery, nursing, pharmacists, doctors, paramedics, health carers working with disabled people, physiotherapy to just name a few”.   

 

University of Hull Life Sciences have teamed up with ENL UTC to be able to inspire and support the next generation of health professionals entering these careers.

 

Director of Business Engagement and Careers Leader, Jennifer Vincent said: “We are super excited to launch this new specialism in partnership with Health Sciences and Social Care employers from across the Humber. We have consulted every step of the way to ensure that our students learn the core values, skills and qualifications needed in this important sector, tailoring it what our providers are looking for. It is more important now than ever before that we grow the pipeline of local talent heading into these extensive specialisms and are here to support our young people in securing their future pathway.”  

 
Jane Miller, Chief Executive of Care Plus Group said; Health and social care organisations face specific workforce challenges due to the changing health & social care needs of the population and in addition the impact of Covid-19. Care Plus Group are delighted to be working alongside the Engineering UTC to support the development of their new health and social care curriculum. This new specialism will offer opportunities for local young people to start a career within health and social care, addressing the skills gap while also supporting a pipeline of local young people into local jobs. 

  

Furthermore, Care Plus Group are absolutely thrilled to become the sixth prestige Core Industry Partner and sharing our expertise with the UTC will be an integral part of the students learning. 

 

If you are in Year 8 and would like to apply for a place from September 2021 please complete an application, we have limited places available. Free registration is now open and can be found by visiting www.enlutc.co.uk/apply  

Safer Internet Day 2021 2> By | Latest news | No Comments

Safer Internet Day 2021: Fact or Fiction?

Safer Internet Day is here once again and this year, the theme is ‘An Internet We Trust: Exploring Reliability in the Online World’.

Every year, Safer Internet Day provides the perfect opportunity to reflect and assess our online habits, both during personal use and for school or work and it’s more important now than ever, to be able to separate fact from fiction whilst building knowledge and confidence in the online world.

We have put together some top tips as a reminder of how you can make sure you are remaining safe online and how to separate real news and fake news.

What is fake news?

Fake news can be false information, photos or videos purposefully created to confuse or misinform. It can also be genuine information that has been manipulated to deceive. It’s important to learn how we can identify something we see online that may not be true.

Question the source

The best way to check if what you are reading is reliable, is to try and confirm the online information using other websites, this may help you make a judgement on whether the information they are sharing is trustworthy. The more sources that say the same thing, the more likely it is that the information can be trusted.

Read further than the headline

Most fake news articles, blog posts and social posts tend to always feature something called ‘click-bait’. This is when the headline (mainly what you see on Facebook before clicking into the link) and can be used to twist the truth, knowing most readers do not read further to find more information. Try and understand if what you are reading sounds too good to be true, or if it sounds more like an opinion than a fact.

Is it genuine?

Take time to think about the things you see online and how they are presented to you, is this a celebrity promoting a product? Is it an outstanding review on a product? Chances are that this celebrity may have been paid to promote this brand and the reviews you are reading may not be genuine, but in fact a paid collaboration.

Talk it through

It can be hard to know what to do about false or misleading content online, but if you do see something that is concerning, this needs to be reported in the appropriate way, if you are unsure what this looks like then speak to a trusted adult. Talking it through with someone who supports you can help you feel less alone and could lead to small steps towards the information being removed.

UK Safer Internet Centre have a wide range of great tips for different age ranges available here.