It’s all about destinations - UTC Leeds

23rd January 2020

University technical colleges are focused on giving students the best possible start for high quality careers, so a key mark of success is student destinations after leaving the UTC.

Last summer, students from UTC Leeds progressed onto a range of higher and degree apprenticeships with top employers, many of them international companies, as well as onto university. Below are just some of the destinations that Year 13 graduates in 2019 progressed to:

  • BuroHappold Engineering
  • Herriot Watt University
  • Reliance Precision
  • Siemens plc
  • Sulzer Pumps
  • University of Durham
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Wolverhampton

Here are just a few examples our graduates:

Former UTC Leeds student, David Wilkinson, is pursuing his passion for engineering at the prestigious University of Sheffield where he is studying mechatronics and robotic engineering. David joined UTC Leeds in Year 12 in order to specialise in engineering, he said: “I thought this was the best place industry-wise and to get a feel for the different types of engineering available. If you want to go down the engineering path, I think it’s much better than going to a normal sixth form.” Read more.

After completing sixth form at UTC Leeds, Callum joined global engineering and consultancy company BuroHappold Engineering as a Level 4 Structural Engineering Apprentice. Callum studied Double Engineering and maths at the UTC, gaining a Double Distinction in engineering. Before starting his new job, Callum said: “In my new job I’ll be using similar Computer Aided Design software to the Autodesk software I’ve used before at the UTC, so I’m not just going in blind, I already have knowledge and experience. I’m one step ahead, I’m not starting from scratch.” Read more.

Sam Robinson is studying physics at the prestigious University of Durham after graduating from UTC Leeds with an A* in maths, an A* in further maths and an A in physics. Sam enjoyed his time at UTC Leeds, he said: “One of the standout moments was a week’s work experience in an engineering workshop at DAS Engineering Services in Swillington. I felt like I got a taste of mechanical engineering and production.” Read more.

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