What's it all about?

Engineering needs creative people who can solve problems and use specialist skills to find solutions. You could work in lots of different areas of engineering including mechanical, electrical and civil. A career in engineering will give you a real opportunity to change the world and shape the future!

Who is it for?

Engineers are in high demand. If you’re interested in mathematics, science and technology, engineering can offer you exciting and varied career prospects. You will need strong numerical skills, an attention to detail, be able to work as part of a team and excellent organisational, management and communication skills.

Who we work with

We work with the following employers to help you get career ready and gain real work skills:Calsonic Kansei, ZF TRW, Adient, Gestamp, Liebherr, Connor Solutions, Signal Plastics.


of our engineering students progressed to employment or further study.*

*Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (FT FE 16-18 students)

Highly trained staff

Several members of engineering staff hold Chartered Engineer status from the Institute of Chartered Engineers (ICE)

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for engineering students including:

  • Specialist welding and fabrication workshops with three types of welding MIG, TIG and MMA.

  • Fluid power hydraulic and pneumatic rigs.

  • Electronics, soldering and a 3D printer.

  • CNC machinery.

  • SCADA control system.

  • PLC trainers.

Expert & friendly support

Study Engineering & Manufacturing as an Apprenticeship


There will be 53,865 engineering jobs in 2024 (NE).

Careers could include: Electrical Technician, Electrical Fitter, Electrical Engineer or Design Engineer. 

There are currently 3,042 Design and Development Engineers employed in our local region and they earn £41,454 a year.

Chemical scientists

Chemical scientists analyse and research physical aspects of chemical structure and change within substances and develop chemical techniques used in the manufacture or modification of natural substances and processed products.

Medium Salary

£ 30908

1276 people employed as Chemical scientists in the current year.

Civil engineers

Civil engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of civil and mining engineering structures.

Medium Salary

£ 39457

2126 people employed as Civil engineers in the current year.

Mechanical engineers

Mechanical engineers undertake research and design, direct the manufacture and manage the operation and maintenance of engines, machines, aircraft, vehicle and ships’ structures, building services and other mechanical items.

Medium Salary

£ 39083

2129 people employed as Mechanical engineers in the current year.