WITH THE engineering sector having around 2.5 million jobs to fill over the coming years, it is proving to be a prosperous career path offering newly qualified engineers around £25,000 in their first job.
Over the next 10 years there will be nearly twice as many job vacancies in the engineering industry as new people to fill them – creating a pressing need across the UK to fill this gap.
A new college in Oldham called The Greater Manchester University Technical College (UTC) is addressing this by giving all 14-19 year-olds the chance to get ready for the world of work and develop the experience and skills needed to start their careers.
Students can join from either Year 10 and study their GCSEs, or after Year 11 and study A levels and/or vocational courses.
In addition to these qualifications, their learning is enhanced through employer projects and the development of work-ready skills.
If you would like to find out more about the opportunities available to 14-19-year-olds The Greater Manchester UTC, based next to Oldham College, is holding open events on Thursday February 25, Thursday March 3 and Wednesday March 3, all 6pm-8pm.
Anyone who registers and attends will be entered into a free prize draw to win an iPad Mini.
For more details and to register, visit www.thegm.co.uk/whats-new/open-events