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.
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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.
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Engineering Technologies, Certificate
This programme is the ideal broad introduction for you if you have a keen interest in beginning a career in engineering and will build up your basic engineering and IT skills. You will also as develop your technical knowledge. Completing this course will allow you to discover which aspect of engineering is best suited to your skillset. This qu...Click Here
Engineering and Manufacturing, Technical Progression Programme
This Transition to T Level engineering programme is the ideal choice if you are new to the subject or and want to progress onto the T Level programme. Giving a general introduction to the industry, it will teach the fundamental abilities and knowledge you will need to enter the engineering industry. You will also learn about the career oppor...Click Here
General Welder, Apprenticeship
This course is the perfect introduction and opportunity to develop skills for those interested in pursuing a career as a welder. 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 moneta...Click Here
Performing Engineering Operations EAL, Diploma
This Level 2 engineering programme is the ideal choice if you are new to the subject or have completed the Level 1 programme and want to enhance your skills. It will develop your skills in organising work and identifying and preventing problems. This course will allow you to acquire some theoretical engineering knowledge but mostly practical ...Click Here
Composites Technician, Apprenticeship
A composites technician is engaged in a variety of processes in the production and creation of materials and components that are used in a range of applications including airplanes, cars, boats, turbine blades, oil and gas rigs, bridges, trains and satellites. They provide specialised knowledge and skills that support manufacturing programmes...Click Here
Engineering and Manufacturing, T Level
This high-quality T Level Engineering programme can lead to an exciting career as an engineer. The qualification offers both a practical and academic focus and will provide you with skills, knowledge and understanding of subjects such as design, project, maths, materials and manufacturing principles within our Engineering Centre workshops and ...Click Here
Engineering Technician, Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship is a perfect starting point if you’re interested in becoming any one of the following: aerospace or aircraft fitter, machinist, technical support technician, mechatronics maintenance technician. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to achieve a career in the engineering industry, while lea...Click Here
Engineering Technologies, Diploma
The programme has been specifically designed to allow learners to progress from level two practical programmes into apprenticeships or further learning. It is a predominantly practical course at level three that builds on the skills that learners have acquired in PEO type studies. The course concentrates on developing high level technical abil...Click Here
Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician, Apprenticeship
Through the completion of this apprenticeship, you can decide which of the following Engineering roles is best suited to your skills, and progress towards that goal: Electrical Technicians Mechanical Technicians Control & Instrumentation Technicians Wind Turbine Technicians Electrical System and Process Control Technicians Electromechani...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
Other Engineering Professional
Workers in this unit group perform a variety of professional engineering functions.
Employment in region: 2,971 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: 2,758 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: 841 positions
Aerospace Engineering, Degree Apprenticeship