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 Sheffield City Centre students compete in WorldSkills 2018

UTC Sheffield Engineering Team Win WorldSkills UK Medal

UTC engineering students have won a medal at a prestigious national competition.

It aims to develop the next generation of global skills talent. Five teams from the City Centre UTC, competed in WorldSkills UK in Birmingham during November.

The competition aims to inspire and equip the next generation with lifelong, world-class skills that the economy needs to help businesses compete on the global stage.

Alex Reynolds, Principal of UTC Sheffield City Centre, said: “I’d like to congratulate all of our students who took part in this year’s WorldSkills UK. I’d also like to thank our employer partners for their support.”

He added: “I’m very proud of our students’ dedication, effort and high level skills. They did really well. The standard was extremely high with our teams competing against those from industry and universities.”

Paul Hayter, 18, and Bradley Ellison, 18, won a bronze medal in the mechatronics engineering category. They were tasked with solving a range of complex automation and mechatronics problems. This involved creating pneumatic and electro pneumatic circuits, PLC programming and machine optimisation.

“Competing at WorldSkills UK is such a great experience. It allows us to apply the mentoring we have had from Siemens and the training at the UTC to real competition time pressures against other very highly skilled teams. The level of competition this year was really high and the tasks challenging! I am so pleased we were able to win a medal,” said Paul, who has a place at the University of Sheffield. Bradley has gained a degree apprenticeship at SMS Automation in Barnsley.

Two more teams made up of Jack Stubbs, and Paige Hallam, and Daniel Appleton, and Chris Haywood, took part in the automation category. In addition, two teams made up of  Jamie Dodds, and Devon Slack, and Andrew Deery, and Elise Tully, competed in the industrial control categories.

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For more information about the next engineering  showcase events, visit

WorldSkills UK sets real work projects to test competitors’ knowledge, raising their skills levels as they embark on their careers. They also build attributes valued by employers including teamwork, time management and working under pressure. Visit

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