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Do you like to take things apart just to see how they work? Are you a practical person, but enjoy finding solutions to challenging problems? Are you able to communicate your ideas and findings clearly to others using drawings and diagrams?
If so, then a career in engineering may be right for you.
Everything in the modern world has been designed and engineered at some point – cars, mobile phones, i-Pods, wind turbines, ships, roller coasters, even something simple like an aerosol can.
Skilled engineers are in big demand so there are plenty of job opportunities both in the UK and abroad, not to mention very good pay! Fully qualified engineers can earn over £45k per year.
Success! Former Toynbee School student, Alex Stickland, has gained L3 and is now with Emerson Chloride as an advanced apprentice electrical engineer
People work in engineering at all levels, ranging from operators who operate machinery and carry out assembly work, to professional engineers who use their experience to manage projects.
If all this sounds interesting, and you like the idea of combining maths, science and lots of practical experience, then we can definitely help you.
If you’re really interested in boats and ships, perhaps a career in the vast and growing marine industry may be preferable? Click here for more info.
City College can prepare you for an exciting path through engineering at various levels, and can also help you to get to university to specialise.
Electronic engineer, electrical engineer, welder, mechanical engineer, design engineer, development engineer.
You will learn in specialist workshops and classrooms in our brand new, refurbished engineering department.
How Will I Be Assessed?
Many engineering programmes are continually assessed through practical projects, assignments and the completion of a portfolio of evidence. Some courses require students to complete written and practical examinations.
Depending on your GCSE grades, you may be able to study an A Level alongside L3 via our Vocational Plus programme click to find out more