Meet Luke, aged 16, one of our current year 12 students who talks about his experience studying at the Engineering UTC. Luke is currently studying his Level 2.5 Engineering in Manufacturing and Design, a bridging course for his Level 3 next year;
What are your hobbies and interests outside of school?
“In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends, upcycling old furniture to sell on for a profit and helping my granddad to fix up old car engines.”
What made you want to study at the UTC?
“I originally heard about the UTC through a family friend who told me all about the school’s opportunities and industry partners. I was really interested from the start and wanted to know more.”
What are your future plans and career goals?
“I would like to eventually become the Managing Director of a manufacturing plant or a car manufacturer. This is because it is a highly skilled and fast-paced job role that requires leadership, communication, industry knowledge and much more! It would be great to eventually lead my own team to see the positive impacts that you can have. “
Is the UTC helping to prepare you for future employment?
“The staff members are incredibly supportive and are always there to help you with anything that you need. Most recently I have had support in writing my CV to prepare for future applications.”
What inspires you?
“My main motivation is that I want to eventually travel the world and to secure myself a good job with good money. To do this, I know that I need to work hard now in order to gain a successful career that I can build on.”
What is different at the UTC compared to other schools around the area?
“At the UTC we get treated like adults and not children. Staff members always speak to us with respect and in a calm manner which makes the environment more fun and comfortable. The school has definitely helped me to grow in confidence.”
What is your favourite thing about the UTC?
“My favourite things about the UTC are definitely the visits we have with our industry partners. One of my favourite trips out of school was to the car manufacturer, Land Rover Jaguar, as we got to look at the whole design and manufacturing process of the cars as well as doing an in-depth site tour of the facility.
I have also enjoyed our Lunch and Learn Sessions with industry partners, where we are able to meet experts within engineering roles – also we get free lunch!”
And finally, what advice would you give to potential students?
“If you really want a career within the engineering and technology industries and are passionate about developing your skills, then you will gain a lot from studying at the 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.