Engineering and Green Skills


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.

Use this page to discover your perfect course, and apply direct right here.

Scroll down to view our courses
or select a section to jump to:

ceh engineering and green skills logo


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:

Rolls Royce Logo
Romtec Logo
Bristol port company logo
GKN Logo
Ipeco Logo
Wessex water Logo


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!

  • Show me:
  • All
  • In College
  • Apprenticeships
  • T-Levels
Level 2

General Welder, Apprenticeship

18 Months
Aug 2024
Click Here

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
Level 2

Performing Engineering Operations EAL, Diploma

1 Year
Sep 2024
Click Here

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
Level 3

Composites Technician, Apprenticeship

36 Months
Aug 2024
Click Here

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
Level 3

Engineering and Manufacturing, T Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
Click Here

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
Level 3

Engineering Technician, Apprenticeship

42 Months
Aug 2024
Click Here

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
Level 3

Engineering Technologies, Diploma

1 Year
Sep 2024
Click Here

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
Level 3

Machining Technician, Apprenticeship

42 Months
Aug 2024
Click Here

This programme offers a specialised pathway for individuals seeking a rewarding career in precision machining. The apprenticeship provides a unique blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on training, equipping you with the skills and expertise needed to excel in the field of machining. Through a combination of classroom instruction and pract...

Click Here
Level 3

Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician, Apprenticeship

45 s
Aug 2024
Click Here

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

No courses to show for this type

ucw logo
WeIoT Logo
You can progress onto degrees and higher apprenticeships with UCW...

Courses after College

Your journey to University Centre Weston starts here...


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
  • Electronics
  • Material analysis and deformation
  • Milling, turning and CNC
  • Composites
  • Welding
  • Fabrication


Occupations related to Engineering and Green Skills

Show All


student wearing overalls studying engineering at weston college near bristol
I chose this course because I wanted to expand my engineering knowledge and gain the skills I need in the workplace. The employers I met taught me lots and helped me see how to move forward in the industry, and the facilities available at the College have helped me develop the technical skills I need.

Engineering Technician, Apprenticeship

Andra Malina
"For anyone on the fence about being in the engineering field, don’t be discouraged about the fact that you don’t know what half the tools even do. The best way to learn is hands-on, which an apprenticeship provides an amazing opportunity for."

HNC in Electrical Engineering (year 2) and Level 3 Apprenticeship as Support Technician (year 4)


Bristol Airport recruiters in an informal interview with a learner

<p data-pm-slice="1 1 []">Last week we hosted a successful Fast Track Engineering Interview Event at our South West Skills Campus. The event provided an excellent platform for students to directly engage with leading employers in the engineering industry actively seeking new talent.&nbsp;</p><p>From Level 2 to degree apprenticeships, the event offered a variety of opportunities, providing students a gateway to prestigious positions within the region's most impressive&nbsp;companies. Learners were given exclusive access to renowned employers, without the need for a formal CV, only required to have a passion for engineering.&nbsp;</p><p>The event offered face-to-face interactions between students and key decision-makers, creating meaningful connections and opening doors to promising career paths within the engineering sector. Notable participating employers included Bristol Airport, Rotamec, Bristol Port Company, among others, highlighting the number of opportunities available to attendees.&nbsp;</p><p>If you missed out on this fantastic event, you can still browse our Apprenticeships page <a href=" ">here</a> to find your dream career.</p><p data-pm-slice="1 1 []"><strong>If you are passionate about education and are looking for an opportunity to join the staff team at a leading college, then look at the latest job vacancies available at Weston College </strong><a class="ProsemirrorEditor-link" href=";utm_medium=main-…;. You can find all the latest job opportunities that Weston College has to offer, with a commitment to providing quality education for learners and a focus on continuous professional development for staff, Weston College is an excellent place to work and grow in your career.</strong>&nbsp;</p>

engineering apprentice in bristol ar GKN aerospace

<p><strong>Earn while you learn, at global engineering organisation, GKN Aerospace.</strong></p>

<p>We have teamed up with GKN Aerospace to offer 23 vacancies, with roles including:</p>

<li>Aerospace Engineer Degree Apprentice</li>
<li>Engineering Production Apprentice</li>
<li>Engineering Maintenance Technician Apprentice</li>
<li>Engineering&nbsp;Technical Support Technician Apprentice.</li>

<p><a href="">… YOUR APPLICATION HERE</a></p>

<p>GKN Aerospace design, manufacture and service systems and components for manufacturers around the world. This opportunity will give you the chance to not only gain a qualification but also get experience from some of the best engineers in the country.</p>

<p>This exclusive apprenticeship programme starts in September 2024 and will allow you to be in paid employment from as young as 16 year old, whilst also studying towards one of three professional and recognised engineering qualifications.</p>

<p>As a GKN Apprentice your time will be split between the real-world production facilities (Filton) or Western Approach (Bristol) and Weston College’s engineering campus on Locking Road (Weston-super-Mare).&nbsp;</p>

<p>It's easy to apply, fill in the form below and we will be in touch to discuss your application, answer any questions and support you with your next steps.</p>

<p><strong>The closing date for applications is 23rd February 2024, which will be followed by an initial assessment for successful candidates.&nbsp;</strong></p>

Engineer welding metal

<p>Weston College is delighted to announce its partnership with <a href="">Rotamec</a&gt; as a Career Excellence Hub endorser for engineering, marking a significant milestone in its commitment to providing exceptional learning opportunities for its learners.</p>

<p>Through this partnership, Rotamec will play a pivotal role in co-designing the engineering training provision, creating an inspiring learning experience, and equipping students with the skills needed to thrive in the business and wider industry.</p>

<p>Paul Pearce, Sales &amp; Operations Director of Rotamec, said: "Our partnership with Weston College is paramount to the continued success, growth and sustainability of our engineering business. We work closely with Weston College at every juncture, ensuring we provide the best learning opportunities and facilities for all students. Our shared vision is to create an environment where students can learn, develop and enhance our core engineering skills, securing the future of our industry."</p>

<p>Andrew Webster, Education Sector Manager – Further Education &amp; Skills at The Careers &amp; Enterprise Company, said: “The team at Weston College don’t just work on one off projects about careers and the world of work, they work strategically, embedding information and examples about careers into so much of what they do. All of this means their young people are as well prepared as possible to take on the future.”</p>

<p>Sir Paul Phillips, Principal and Chief Executive of Weston College Group, added: “At Weston College, our mission statement is ‘creating brighter futures’ and we passionately believe in helping all our students reach their ultimate goal, focussing on their future employability and developing the skills they will need to have a successful career.</p>

<p>“The partnership between Weston College and Rotamec signifies a shared vision for developing a highly skilled workforce that can drive businesses and industries forward. By providing learners with access to industry-specific training and work experience opportunities, this collaboration will nurture a pool of talented individuals ready to contribute to the success and growth of the engineering industry.”</p>

<p><a href="… out more about Career Excellence Hubs, by clicking here. </a></p>

Got a question?

Whatever you'd like to know, we're here to help...

Apply or find out more

Marketing Permissions

Once we have your booking we would love to keep you informed of other, similar events you may be interested in. You can unsubscribe at any time. Your personal information will be processed in line with our privacy notice available on our policy page. Is this ok (please tick)?


By submitting this form you are consenting to Weston College recording and processing the personal information on this form, for any purposes of the college associated with the provision of advice and guidance to potential students on the range of courses available to them, college facilities and any other associated information. In accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, the information will only be used for the above mentioned purposes.

You will need to complete a full enrolment form prior to starting your course.

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.