Engineering students had the opportunity to complete a work placement with Unipres to help them prepare for their future careers and to boost their CV. The Unipres Industrial Cadets programme, which is accredited with an Industrial Cadets Silver Award, encourages students to acquire and develop a range of skills and competencies including creativity, innovation, problem solving, teamwork, communication and career awareness. The students are also given an Industrial Cadets Network card, which gives them an exclusive access to the Online Network; an online platform designed to connect them with employers and other cadets, providing learners with further enrichment and information, access to job opportunities, events and advice and links to further training, helping the selected students to further develop skills and pursue a rewarding career path. Eve Thompson, Employment Broker at Sunderland College, said: “We have had 10 students complete the programme so far and a further 10 going to Unipres next month. Becoming an Industrial Cadet is an important achievement that will ensure our engineering students stand out from the crowd when applying for a job or further study.”
Staff from Marelli recently visited the college to speak with students about the potential opportunities they could progress to.
A range of teams from the engineering facultyrecently took part in an afternoon of football to develop their teamwork and communication skills.
Students recently visited the technology centre at the Port to see the range of engineering careers that are involved in the marine industry.
Our achievement rates are well above the national average.
We are the College of the Year.
(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)
100% of our HND and HNC students progressed to employment or further study.
(*Destination data, academic year 2016/17, HNC 19+)
We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.