You will get to work in our workshops using industry level equipment. This could be our CAD and CAM machinery, industry standard PLCs (programmable logic controllers), Instrumentation & Control software and hardware, or Rapid Prototyper (3D Printer). The companies who sponsor our courses offer students progression direct into employment with them, usually via an Apprenticeship. Previous trips have included Barcelona to see the F1 circuit and football stadium, and Prague to look at the Skoda factory and a power station.
Career Opportunities: Precision Machining/Toolmaking, Engineering, CAD or Product Design, Engineering Maintenance, Manufacturing, Electronics design or build
Going to University: We have an agreement with Southampton Solent that students who have successfully completed HND Engineering at BCoT have direct entry onto their ‘BEng’ degree.
Tua is an Engineering Apprentice and works for local electronics company Sonardyne, he says:
“I really enjoy being at BCoT; it's a great learning opportunity. There is always a lot to do and it feels great to be earning and learning at the same time.”
He came fourth in the Worldskills competition, which is the biggest vocational education and skills excellence event in the world, (Tua is pictured competing in this event).
“I am so pleased I reached the finals as the competition was really tough!” Tua said after the regional heat. “It is going to be a great thing to put on my CV and the experience is invaluable. I am looking forward to competing – it would be great to make it into the team that will represent the UK in Abu Dhabi in 2017".