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

Cameron, Engineering

I’ve really enjoyed studying at UTC Sheffield. It’s opened my eyes to all the career opportunities out there for engineering. What UTC Sheffield has shown me is that university is not the only choice that you have after finishing A Levels.

UTC Sheffield student Cameron Tawn is celebrating after securing an apprenticeship with a top employer.

The 18-year-old, from Barnsley, has achieved a Cambridge Technical qualification in engineering achieving a double distinction as well as an A Level in maths. Cameron also completed AS Level physics last year.

Now he is going onto a three-year degree apprenticeship with Inspec Solutions based in Sheffield that provides control and safety solutions to leading UK firms such as Perenco, ITM and Cristal.

Cameron is starting with the company as an Assistant Control System Engineer, and will earn as he learns. He is about to enroll on a Sheffield Hallam University degree course which will be delivered at The Roundhouse College, Derby, and his studies will be paid by his employer.

He said: “I’m overwhelmed with my results as they are a massive improvement on what I achieved last year. It shows that hard work does eventually pay off in the end. I am really happy with myself and thankful to all the staff at UTC Sheffield for the effort they have all put in over the past two years.”

During his time at the UTC, Cameron took part in the WorldSkills UK last year and was highly commended in the industrial control competition.

Cameron commented: “Engineering is a really exciting career to go into. I believe that it is the reason why the world continues to turn today in terms of the technological and industrial advancement that we are all living in.”

He added: “I’ve really enjoyed studying at UTC Sheffield. It’s opened my eyes to all the career opportunities out there for engineering. What UTC Sheffield has shown me is that university is not the only choice that you have after finishing A Levels.

“There are many different paths that you can take from completing an internship or apprenticeship to graduating from a degree. If you want to get hands on experience with employers and understand what it’s like to get skills for the working world, then the UTC is the place to study.”

Alex Reynolds, Principal, UTC Sheffield City Centre, said: “Cameron’s hard work and determination have really paid off.  He has shown the dedication and commitment that our employers are looking for and this has resulted in his success at WorldSkills, his results and his destination. He has a very exciting future ahead of him.”

Read more student experiences:

Callam, Creative and Digital
Madison, Creative & Digital
Tareq, Engineering
Tianna, Health Sciences

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