Engineering and Green Skills
STUDYING ENGINEERING & GREEN SKILLS AT WESTON COLLEGE
If you’re a creative problem-solver and looking for an exciting career, engineering will satisfy your curiosity and give you the challenge you crave. As an engineer, your future could be in an office, a laboratory, an oil rig in the middle of the ocean, or even in outer space.
As an engineer you can have a direct and positive impact on the planet. Green skills are engineers who are environmentally-conscious, you could be working on energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric vehicles, conservation, sustainability, waste reduction all with the aim to help with the impact of climate change.
Our programmes focus on giving you hands-on, practical experience and a sound understanding of the theory and principles behind everything you do. You’ll join a group of curious and creative minds to spend time researching, designing, building and testing new technologies and products.
With an average starting salary of £26,536– higher than most graduate careers – and a shortage of engineers in the UK, there’s never been a better time to kick-start your engineering career. The engineering sector is hugely diverse with dozens of different disciplines and sectors, so there’s a wide range of roles.
Whether it’s your dream to work for a larger international firm such as GKN, Airbus, Rolls Royce or you’d prefer to make a difference in a regional or smaller company, you’re sure to find a good match for you.
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Job roles in the West of England currently include:
We've bundled the best education in the area with career boosted benefits - and are leveraging our contacts as one of the largest Colleges in the country to give you the best possible chance of success. We work with a range of employer partners and have several industry accreditations. These are all important factors in ensuring your study programme with us makes you job ready.
Our programmes are endorsed by:
Did you know? We work with a range of employer partners and offer apprenticeships with leading companies in the South West. We are also the national winners of the 2022 AAC Awards named as the Engineering and Manufacturing Apprenticeship Provider of the Year.
What do engineering learners experience at Weston College:
- A curriculum developed in partnership with employers - ensuring you have the right skills for progression in the workplace
- Exposure to employers throughout your journey – making sure you are aware of all the many opportunities that studying Engineering can bring and the potential career opportunities available to you
- A key focus on the sustainability and green skills needed for the future – so we will raise your awareness and build the specialists required for the sector
- Immersive experiences such as sustainability learner conferences, real world challenges judged by employers, guest speakers and industry visits
- Access to world class facilities and lecturers with current industry experience – utilisation of Industry Insights to enable upskilling in the sector
- New opportunities – Degree Apprentices taking part in Hydrogen Bootcamps and apprentices supported to have international placements
- Supportive teaching staff who are committed to ensuring you develop the right knowledge, skills and behaviours for the workplace but also the development of the ‘softer skills’ needed for the sector
So, what are you waiting for? Come join us at Weston College and get ready to engineer the future!
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General Welder, Apprenticeship
A general welder apprenticeship is an excellent pathway for individuals seeking to establish a successful career in the field of welding. Welders are used extensively and in almost every sector of industry, including the steelwork construction sector, motor, marine, and many more. Fully certified welders can work anywhere in the world, and the...Click Here
Performing Engineering Operations EAL, Diploma
Discover the world of engineering and develop your skills with our engineering diploma. Whether you're new to the subject or looking to enhance your existing skills, this course is the perfect choice. You will gain practical experience, improve your organisational abilities, and learn how to identify and proactively solve problems. Our compre...Click Here
Composites Technician, Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship offers a specialised and exciting career path for individuals passionate about working with advanced composite materials. A composites technician plays a crucial role in the production and manufacturing of materials and components that find application in diverse applications such as airplanes, cars, boats, turbine blades, ...Click Here
Engineering and Manufacturing, T Level
The Engineering T Level offers aspiring engineers a comprehensive and dynamic pathway to embark on a rewarding career in the field. Designed to bridge the gap between education and industry, this innovative programme combines theoretical knowledge with practical skills, ensuring you are well-prepared for the challenges of the engineering secto...Click Here
Engineering Technician, Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship offers a unique and valuable opportunity for individuals aspiring to become skilled professionals in the field of engineering. The comprehensive programme combines theoretical knowledge with practical, hands-on training to cultivate a well-rounded skillset in engineering principles and practices. Under the guidance of exper...Click Here
Engineering Technologies, Diploma
This programme offers a seamless progression for learners from level two engineering programmes to apprenticeships or further education. This predominantly practical course builds upon the skills acquired in previous PEO (Principles of Engineering Operations) studies. The focus of the programme is to develop advanced technical abilities in mac...Click Here
Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician, Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship offers a comprehensive and specialised pathway for individuals aspiring to excel in the field of maintenance and operations engineering. This dynamic programme provides a unique blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on training, equipping you with the skills and expertise needed to maintain and optimise complex engineeri...Click Here
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You will benefit from a range of facilities, workshops and laboratories that will allow you to carry out a range of operations, including:
- Aerospace, including tornado jet engine with subsonic wind tunnel
- Hydraulics and pneumatics
- Material analysis and deformation
- Milling, turning and CNC
Occupations related to Engineering and Green Skills
Workers in this unit group perform a variety of professional engineering functions.
Employment in region: 2,954 positions
Engineering technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist engineers with the design, development, operation, installation and maintenance of engineering systems and constructions.
Employment in region: 2,788 positions
Electrical or Electronics Technician
Electrical and electronics technicians perform a variety of miscellaneous technical support functions to assist with the design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical and electronic systems.
Employment in region: 857 positions
Engineering, Level 3 Extended Diploma
HNC in Electrical Engineering (year 2) and Level 3 Apprenticeship as Support Technician (year 4)