Engineering


Engineers shape the world; from developing mobile phone technology, to designing buildings and making components for aircraft, there are many career opportunities.

Engineering is one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors, and our qualifications will allow you to specialise and focus on your chosen pathway. 

You will learn about electronic and mechanical engineering from industry experts, learning theory and practical skills that will help you to find employment or progress on to higher education.

Introduction

Engineers shape the world; from developing mobile phone technology, to designing buildings and making components for aircraft, there are many career opportunities.

Engineering is one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors, and our qualifications will allow you to specialise and focus on your chosen pathway. 

You will learn about electronic and mechanical engineering from industry experts, learning theory and practical skills that will help you to find employment or progress on to higher education.

 

Facilities

Our students study in our Centre for Environmental Technology. This £6.5m building is our Renewable Technologies Centre. With solar panels and visible plumbing systems, the building is used as a teaching tool to demonstrate cutting-edge design, construction and engineering techniques. The Centre contains the latest equipment for students of electronic and mechanical engineering.

 

Careers

Career in this industry include:

  • CAD Engineer
  • Welder
  • Hydraulics Engineer
  • Fabricator
  • Machinist

Career Prospects

Welding trades

Annual pay
£43,160
Workforce change
-9%
Hours/week
45
Replacement
23%

The workforce is projected to contract by -9% over the period to 2024, losing -6,895 jobs. In the same period, 23% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 18,383 job openings.

Role description

Welding trades workers join metal parts by welding, brazing and soldering, and cut and remove defects from metal using a variety of equipment and techniques.

Common tasks


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Broadstairs, Kent
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