Electrical Electronic and Mechanical Engineering

Why choose a career in Engineering and Electrical?

If you are practical and good at solving problems, then you could start your career in one of the many roles available in the manufacturing, mechanical, electrical or electronic engineering industries. There is high demand from employers for staff in these areas with vacancies for designers, production operatives and maintenance engineers.

Why choose us?

You will have access to industry-standard equipment to develop your fabrication skills, and gain a broader understanding of engineering in real workshop environments, including engineering workshops and specially- fitted classrooms. You will experience a diverse range of working environments such as maintenance engineering, mechanical engineering, welding techniques, fabrication, electrical and electronic engineering, bench fitting and gain an understanding of electrical applications. There are work placements and links with local employers such as Bentley Motors, Unilever, Vauxhall Motors, Ecolab and National Grid.

Students start their careers in roles such as CAD Technician, Engineering Fitter, Maintenance Welder, Mechanical Engineer, Quality Control Operator, Test Engineer, Welder/Fabricator or Electrical Engineer.
You could also progress to Higher Education or an Apprenticeship. There are also progression routes available to HNC/D courses at Level 4 and 5 at the College.


ScottishPower Engineering Pre-Apprenticeship Programme

Click here to find out more information about the ScottishPower Engineering Programme.


Learner Limelight

“I’d been working for Bentley Motors as a contractor and eventually the opportunity came up for a position in the team that I was working with. To support my job role, I completed the HNC and progressed to the HND by converting to an Apprenticeship to enable me to receive funding. I will continue studying by topping-up my HND to an Engineering Degree which will really support me in performing my job role.”

Ewen Macrury

Mechanical Engineering BTEC Higher National Diploma
Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School & 6th Form College