Lincoln UTC has a strong track record of supporting students with their next steps and our Post-16 students continue to be very successful in securing their desired place at university or in industry.
In 2020 71% of our students chose to continue to higher education. 100% of those students secured a place at university, and 82% were allocated their first choice. All students going to university chose STEM related subjects. Course choices included physics, chemistry, biomedical sciences, mechanical engineering, software engineering, computer science, accounting/finance, and radiotherapy/oncology.
Jay Wyatt-Jones achieved AAAA* in maths, physics, biology and chemistry. He will begin a four-year degree programme in Physics MPhys, BSc at the University of Leeds in September. Jay said: “I’m so happy to have achieved results that will allow me to take the next step on my dream career path. I’ve studied at the UTC for the last four years, and the specialist focus on science and maths has allowed me to thrive in the subjects that are most important to me.”
Students who chose not to follow a higher education route were very successful in securing prestigious apprenticeships. Thomas De Serio was offered full sponsorship by P&O Ferries Ltd. for a higher engineering apprenticeship in association with the British Merchant Navy and the Humberside Maritime College.
Thomas said: “I’ve studied at the UTC for the past four years which has allowed me to focus on the subject of engineering in depth and within excellent facilities, therefore I had a wealth of experience to draw upon during the apprenticeship application process.
My sponsorship with P&O means that my tuition fees will be paid in full and I will also receive a training and travel allowance throughout my studies. Upon completion I will qualify with a certificate of competency as an Officer of the Watch and a Higher National Diploma in Marine Engineering.”
Edward Richardson Lee became the third UTC graduate to secure an apprenticeship with local engineering firm Fairfield Control Systems. Ben Searson, Lead Design Engineer at Fairfield Control Systems said: “Fairfield’s has developed a close partnership with Lincoln UTC since its inception in 2014. This ensures that we maintain an active role in bridging the engineering skills gap and a continued and successful long-standing apprenticeship programme with the next generation of engineers.
In the past we have offered several work placements to UTC
students and delivered regular presentations to nurture interest in electrical
and control engineering. Two UTC alumni have also been successfully recruited
as apprentices, one of which has now been promoted into a full-time position as
a Design Engineer. We are excited to welcome a third UTC recruit to the team.”