2014/15 Review: Engineering and Manufacturing

3 September 2015

2014/15 Review: Engineering and Manufacturing


September 2014

  • We were delighted to welcome a whole new cohort of Engineering students in to Year 10 and Year 12 including an increase in the number of girls.
  • We started delivering the new OCR Cambridge Nationals in Engineering, with Y10 students starting the new Level 1/2 Cambridge Nationals curriculum.
  • Rolls-Royce committed a new group of graduates and apprentices to support a Rolls-Royce project for the new Cambridge Nationals curriculum.


October 2014 

  • All of our Y11 engineers visited Rolls-Royce in Derby as part of the completion of their Engineering-Design unit.
  • Our Y12 students enjoyed an exciting visit to Jaguar Land Rover in Solihull as part of their induction into the UTC.
  • Engineering design company PES Performance contributed an innovative project for Computer Aided Design.
  • Npower lent their support to the Engineering Business unit.
  • Polypipe, manufacturer of plastic piping systems for building and plumbing, gave a presentation for Y13 students to support the unit in Instrumentation and Control Engineering.
  • Two of our post-16 students Jacob Staniforth and Edward Anderson won a bronze medal at the Siemen’s UK Skills competition at the Birmingham NEC (pictured above). The 17-year old UTC students competed against undergraduates, well-established apprentices and employees of companies.


December 2015


April 2015

  • Eight of our engineering students were successful in the preliminary heats of the WorldSkills competition at Tottenham UTC, resulting in all eight students progressing to the National Finals. UTC Sheffield is the only UTC in the country to successfully progress to this level.
  • Students represented the UTC at the regional manufacturing skills event, ‘Get Up To Speed’ – hosting a stand, talking to delegates, and enjoying the exciting exhibits including F1, Motorcycle, Luge and Canoe Simulators, Virtual Reality Welding, University Formula Racing Teams, Quadcopters, Tyre Change and Cycle Challenges, Hydrogen and Electric powered vehicles, and a glimpse of what it could have been like with the Back to the Future DeLorean, plus much more.
  • Lavender International visited the Y10 students for a workshop on ultrasonic inspection, magnetic particle inspection, and liquid-penetrant inspection.

May 2015 

  • Our TATA Cadets enjoyed a full day of activities with TATA Steel.
  •  Y11 Engineering students enjoyed some high-profile work experience placements, including Saad Akhbar who went to global Engineering-Management giant Mott Macdonald and Jack Huntingdon who visited international manufacturing innovator Gripple.


For more on our Engineering and Manufacturing curriculum, please visit: https://www.utcsheffield.org.uk/curriculum/engineering/.