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If you like finding solutions to technical challenges, engineering could be your future. Skilled engineers are in demand; so much so that there is a major drive, nationally and locally, to encourage young people into the profession.
About our engineering programmes
Follow our engineering pathway and you will get an excellent grounding in mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering to enable you to choose the career that’s right for you.
On our programmes, you will get an excellent grounding in mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering to enable you to choose the career that’s right for you. Teaching and learning is provided with the support of leading engineering companies, including:
As part of your studies, you will have the opportunity to take part in employer-led, work-based projects, based on real-life scenarios, providing invaluable experience to supplement your studies. Level 3 students have recently benefitted from curriculum sponsorship from REME, including a work-based project, guest lecturing and regional competitions.
We have invested in our engineering facilities in recent years, with a new Solutions Lab at Reading College and Technology Campus at City of Oxford College. This £8m facility is a centre of excellence for engineering related training, providing:
Construction offers so much, and if you’re someone like me who didn’t know what sector to go into, here at Bracknell they do a bit of everything."
What is a career pathway?
Education takes time and money. By giving you a clear view of what qualifications you need to get the job and the salary that you want, we take the stress out of learning.
Our career pathway maps show you the entry requirements for each qualification and how long they take to achieve. With each new qualification, you have the option to continue studying at the next level or explore your employment options with a guide to the jobs and salaries you can expect at that stage. Each step of the way, our career advisors are there to help you make the right choice for you.
By focusing on your future employability and opportunities, we hope to inspire in you the drive to succeed and make the most of your investment in education. 95% of students that completed a course with us progressed directly into employment or onto higher-level learning such as a higher-level course, apprenticeship or university study.*
*AL destination data for 16-19 year olds
While the right qualifications can get you a job interview, it’s the attributes that we teach alongside your chosen programme that will get you the job. Click here to find out more about our Attributes and Learning Philosophy.
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Our aim is to equip you to be successful in the job market,
whether you are heading for a job straight after your time at
college, plan to take a university-level programme first or are
already working in a part-time job.
What could my future job look like?
Here are some examples of the tasks that you may be carrying out:
The engineering industry
The engineering sector in the UK is vast, and essential to the economic health of the nation. Engineers work in every major industry and are responsible for everything from streamlining manufacturing processes to designing cities and pioneering efficient new technologies.
In recent years, the engineering industry has been growing at a rate of about 2% annually, and in the next decade it has been projected that this continued growth will create about 2.6 million new jobs.
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We work closely with our industry partners to ensure that you learn the skills that employers want to see:
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