From a motor mechanic to a chartered engineer, if you are passionate about engineering, this career pathway will show you the options available.

Choose a career pathway in engineering

Our career pathway in engineering will prepare you for this fast-paced, exciting world. Get a grounding of mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering, developing your skills supported by our industry experienced staff. You will have the opportunity to use a range of specialist facilities, such as our Solutions Lab, the Technology Campus or our composite and welding facilities. 

What is a career pathway?

A career pathway is a series of building blocks that will take you to your future career. Our career pathway maps will show you the best routes through college, higher education and employment and into the most popular industry sectors.

Our aim is to offer every learner a direct line of sight to employment. This means that we will equip you with the skills, attributes and knowledge that future employers want, giving you a greater chance to succeed.

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What could my future job look like? 

Here are some examples of the tasks that you may be carrying out:

  • Engineering technician: assist engineers with highly specialised tasks, focusing on support, diagnostic and maintenance of technical equipment.
  • Project manager: oversee engineering projects, usually for a large or international company, identifying issues, helping come up with solutions and monitoring progress.
  • Chartered engineer: as an engineer registered with the sector's regulatory body (the Engineering Council), you will work to create solutions for engineering problems at a highly skilled level.


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.

Industry partnerships

We work closely with our industry partners to ensure that you learn the skills that employers want to see:

  • Beard: an award-winning construction company operating in the South of England for over 100 years.
  • Land Securities: the largest commercial property company in the UK, owning, developing and managing offices, shopping centres and more.
  • Peter Brett Associates: a leading development and infrastructure consultancy, providing property advice to customers.
  • Skanska: one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups.
  • Laing O' Rourke: a privately owned, internationally focussed engineering enterprise with world-class capabilities spanning the entire client value chain.