Engineering at our Town Centre Campus

Engineering Operative Apprenticeship

“The course challenges me to work harder and is helping me to pursue my dream of being an underwater welder.”

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Kyle Maguire Level 2 Fabrication and Welding, former student at Winterhill School
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We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2021-22 or 2022-23. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.

Start an exciting career in Engineering

The engineering sector is ideal for those innovative bright sparks who enjoy coming up with new ways of doing things, have problem-solving skills and enjoy working practically.

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Mechanical Engineer

Average salary - £42,000*

Mechanical Engineers develop and design the components and machinery used in manufacturing, construction and other industries.

Day-to-day tasks:

Turn research ideas into technical plans using computer aided design/modelling (CAD/CAM), research and assess new products and innovations, present design plans and data, oversee maintenance programmes and quality control and manage technicians.**

Working environments:

Client’s business sites, in an office or a factory setting.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Design and Development Engineer

Average salary - £43,600*

Design Engineers improve product performance and efficiency while researching and developing new manufacturing ideas and systems

Day-to-day tasks:

Research new developments, design plans for prototypes, use computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-assisted engineering (CAE) software, collect and analyse data from prototype testing, modify product designs ahead of manufacture and write and present reports.**

Working environments:

Office settings and workshops.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the engineering sector include*:

  • Communication
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Customer Service
  • Problem Solving

What our students say

“The teachers are very supportive in helping me achieve my ambition to study adult nursing at university.”

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Maneerat Thongngoen Level 3 Health and Social Care Former student at De Warenne Academy

“My tutors are really supportive. I like learning about a range of in-depth topics relating to my course.”

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Aimee Winstanley Level 3 Health and Social Care, Former student at De Warenne Academy

“The course challenges me to work harder and is helping me to pursue my dream of being an underwater welder.”

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Kyle Maguire Level 2 Fabrication and Welding, former student at Winterhill School

Engineering Operative Apprenticeship

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