UTC Warrington is running a series of virtual open events this month for young people interested in careers in engineering, digital, construction and healthcare.

A technical school for 14 to 19-year-olds, the UTC is backed by employers and Manchester Metropolitan University and is Ofsted graded ‘good’.

Based on Dallam Lane, the £10 million UTC has industry leading facilities and specialises in engineering, digital, construction and healthcare.

Students work on employer led projects, and complete technical qualifications alongside GCSEs and A Levels, giving them a head start on their career ambitions.

Amanda Downing, Associate Principal of UTC Warrington, said: “We are proud to work with the region’s top employers to offer the highly sought-after technical skills they need and that provide our students with great career prospects.”

Young people, and their parents and carers, can find out more about Year 10 and Year 12 places for September 2021 by attending four virtual open events on:

  • Monday, November 16th from 5.30pm to 6.30pm for engineering.
  • Tuesday, November 17th at 5.30pm to 6.30pm for construction.
  • Wednesday, November 18th at 5.30pm to 6.30pm for digital.
  • Thursday, November 19th at 5.30pm to 6.30pm for healthcare.

Guests will hear from curriculum staff, students, alumni and employers. To book your place, please visit https://utcw.co.uk/events/.

The UTC’s Class of 2020 have progressed onto a range of positive destinations including university, apprenticeships and employment including BMW, Boeing, Cavendish Nuclear, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Bangor, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Exeter and the University of Salford.

Alumnus Adam Bellis has gone onto the University of Salford to study a Degree in Cyber Security after achieving strong technical results this summer.

Adam said: “I moved to the UTC because it was a better environment for me to learn in. There were smaller class sizes and more specialised learning.”

He added: “The UTC has prepared me well for university with the different styles of learning – both practical and written – and I’ve been able to develop key skills such as problem solving, which is a big part of my degree.”

To anyone else thinking of studying at UTC Warrington, Adam said: “I think the UTC is really good. If you want to learn and push yourself, then you should go.”

UTCs are government funded technical schools that provide technical learning opportunities in partnership with employers and universities.

Young people can join UTC Warrington in Year 10 or Year 12. Apply now for September 2021. Visit https://utcw.co.uk/ or call 01925 737067.