Message from UTC Sheffield City Centre

  • Updated: Thursday, 22nd October 2020

    UTC Sheffield City Centre is running a virtual event for Year 12 applicants. Young people, and parents and carers, can find out about our exciting specialisms, with an opportunity to hear from the Principal, Curriculum Director, staff and our employer partners.

    Engineering and Creative and Digital Media: Wednesday 11th November, 5:00pm-6:30pm. Register here.

Message from UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Updated: Thursday, 22nd October 2020

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is running a series of virtual events for applicants.  Young people, and parents and carers, can find out about our exciting specialisms and hear from the Principal, Curriculum Director, staff and our employer partners.

Computing:  Tuesday 10th November, 5:30-6:20pm

Health Sciences and Social Care: Wednesday 18th November, 5:30-6:20pm

Sport Science: Tuesday 24th November, 5:30-6:20pm

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is also offering pre-booked on-site campus tours, strictly for one family (six people maximum) at a time, on November 3rd, 5th, 10th 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th from 4pm to 6pm. Pre-booking is essential. Visitors will need to comply with Covid-19 safety measures including wearing face coverings and social distancing. Please visit our events page.

UTC City Students Enjoy Termly Employer Mentoring

Every term students from UTC Sheffield City Centre meet with mentors from an array of Creative & Digital and Engineering sector businesses as part of the exciting ‘Employer Mentor Programme’.

Local, national and multi-national businesses continue to support UTC Sheffield City Centre by providing project support and mentoring to students throughout their programme.

These Employer Mentoring events are highly beneficial to both employers and students as they offer employers the chance to meet students and discover emerging talent, at the same time as giving students the chance to meet industry leaders and experts to discuss their personal skills development and career paths.

Students are carefully matched with employers, based on interest and career aspirations, ensuring both parties gain a valuable experience.

During the sessions businesses are also given the opportunity to tour the facilities, meet staff and students and hear about the UTC’s progress and future plans.

The latest session at the end of the Spring term began with an introduction from Principal, Alex Reynolds, thanking all the businesses for their support. Those in attendance included: Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), ARUP, Benchmark Recruitment, Breedon, Dearneside Fabrications, Evolution Print, Sheffield Hallam University and Small Machines.

Discussing the benefits of the UTC Employer Mentoring Programme, Sally Billau an Interior Design Lecturer from Sheffield Hallam University, said: ‘Young people have big decisions to make about their careers, and events like today help young to consider different routes. It’s a chance to direct their journey and help them to think about what they will need to achieve their ambitions.’

Continuing to discuss the benefits, Giles Grover from Small Machines, said: ‘Having an education background myself I am aware of the lack of good careers advice in schools. When UTCs came along they seemed like they were just what were needed, they ticked all the boxes. Events like today are a chance to share my journey and maybe this will inspire one student to be entrepreneurial and do something different.’

At the end of the session a number of employers were asked to think of and write down one word or short phrase that they think describes a UTC:

To get involved please email: admin@utcsheffield.org.uk

Further details about our work with employers can be found on our employers page.

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