Message from UTC Sheffield City Centre

  • Updated: Sunday, October 18th 2020
  • A Year 9 student has tested positive for Covid-19 and Year 9 parents/carers are asked to download our letter. Year 9 students are being asked to isolate and return to school after half-term on Monday 2 November.
  • The UTC remains open for all other year groups.
  • When Sheffield moved into the Tier 2, high risk category, we had to cancel tours of the UTC, but we are currently looking at strategies to enable tours in some format in the near future. We will be in touch as soon as possible about transition meetings/possible tours.

Message from UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Updated: Friday, October 16th 2020

All students will be able to return to learning on site at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park full-time – week commencing Monday, October 19th 2020. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. Please note our campus tours are going ahead in single family groups.

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park are running virtual events to hear about our exciting specialisms, with an opportunity to hear from the Principal, the Curriculum Director and staff, and our employer partners.

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

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

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

WorldSkills medals win for Team UTC Sheffield

UTC Sheffield has brought home two medals from the prestigious WorldSkills UK.

WorldSkills UK showcases technical education to inspire more young people to choose vocational careers. Held at Birmingham NEC from November 21st to 23rd, the event attracted 500 competitors from colleges, universities and industry and involved 70 different skills categories.

This year, four alumni competed on behalf of UTC Sheffield City Centre, which is Ofsted graded ‘good’. The technical school, on Matilda Street, specialises in engineering and advanced manufacturing, and creative and digital media.

Alex Reynolds, Principal of UTC Sheffield City Centre, said: “I’m really proud of our teams and what they have achieved. The standard is always extremely high at WorldSkills UK.”

He added: “The competition equips the next generation with the world-class skills that the economy needs to help businesses compete on a global stage. That very much reflects our ethos and approach at the UTC – our students have gone on to study and train with some top employers and universities.”

Alumni Cameron Tawn, aged 19, and Devon Slack, aged 18, who have started degree apprenticeships at Inspec Solutions in Sheffield, won silver in the industrial control competition.

Cameron, who is an Assistant Control Systems Engineer at Inspec Solutions, said: “Winning a silver medal meant a lot to us, as we had worked hard in the build up to the competition to prepare. We found programming quite challenging as the hardware was new to us.”

He added: “An interesting aspect of the competition was learning the Ziegler-Nichols Method to tune a closed loop control system. WorldSkills UK was an excellent experience and we aim to utilise the skills that we’ve developed to help us progress in our careers as Control Systems Engineers.”

Jane Stockton-Wood, Office Manager, Inspec Solutions, added: “Inspec Solutions are thrilled that our apprentices came in at silver. This is a fantastic achievement for our next generation engineers. We feel it’s important that our apprentices have the opportunity to grow their technical skills by taking part in these kinds of events.”

She added: “We find these activities help to make them more confident and with sufficient technical ability, they will be able to speak to colleagues and clients more confidently using their specialist expertise.”

Alumni Paul Hayter, 19 and Brad Ellison, 19, won a bronze medal in the mechatronics engineering competition. Paul said: “Competing in the national final of mechatronics is a rewarding experience and, as the youngest competitors there, winning bronze was a great achievement.”

Paul is the WorldSkills Trainer at UTC Sheffield City Centre whilst studying for a Degree in Mechatronics and Robotics at the University of Sheffield and Brad is completing a Higher Level Apprenticeship with SMS Automation.

Alumni are able to continue competing in WorldSkills UK, by taking part in more advanced competitions, once they progress from the UTC to apprenticeships or university.

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