Meet Maddison, 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?
“I am currently part of the air cadets, where I take part in range of different activities such as camping, Summer camps, rock climbing, canoeing and much more! I also like to regularly volunteer at my local church to help give back to the community.”
What made you want to study at the UTC?
“Because I’ve known for a while that I want a job in engineering and I knew that the UTC could offer me the qualifications that I need.”
What are your future plans and career goals?
“I would like to go into either Chemical or Aeronautical Engineering because I love chemistry and planes, so helps to combine my interests.”
What inspires you?
“My family are incredibly supportive and really want me to succeed, so constantly motivate me to be the best I can and to achieve everything that I want to achieve.”
What is different at the UTC compared to other schools around the area?
“The UTC provides you with many opportunities to experience the engineering and technology industries through mentoring sessions, site visits and more. They also let you work on real industry machinery to give you better knowledge.”
What is your favourite thing about the UTC?
“I really enjoy our engineering lessons, especially the ones with our senior lecturer Ian Bates as he has lots of experience to talk about and is always happy to help.
One of my favourite moments at the school so far has been our trip to the K-COM Stadium on Hull where we took part in challenges against other schools to show our entrepreneurial skills.”
What do you think about the staff, facilities and connections with industry partners?
“The staff are really supportive, the facilities are great and the connections with industry are really interesting because we actually get to meet experts who do the job roles we are interested in and provide us with loads of good advice.”
And finally, what advice would you give to potential students?
“Definitely come and look at the UTC to experience everything it has to offer!”
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.