Meet some of our former students.
Former Scarborough UTC student Matt Duley secured an apprenticeship with one of our main sponsors UNISON ltd after graduating.
“I am currently an apprentice with Unison of Scarborough, who I was introduced to while I was a student at Scarborough UTC and studying there helped me get the interview without doubt. I chose to study at Scarborough UTC because the engineering courses that they were offering were unique and fitted in with my future aspirations for being an engineer.
Some of the biggest highlights were getting to work on the projects with people in my class and year group and with the people from industry, like Unison, who came in to help out during classes. The opportunity to work closely with employers is something very different to what other education providers offer. During my time at Scarborough UTC I learnt you can only get as much out of something as you are willing to put in yourself and the work ethic instilled in me by Scarborough UTC, making sure I got work done on time and to the best standard I could, has helped me to gain this opportunity.”
Former Scarborough UTC student Thomas Goddard has graduated and become an apprentice draughtsman with our employer partners Kingspan.
“I’d heard of Kingspan prior to enrolling at Scarborough UTC but didn’t know the depth of the company or the range of products they made. I also didn’t know how global the company was either.
I chose to study at the UTC because of their fantastic facilities as I was interested in electrical engineering. One of my old teachers once told me “there’s no elevator to success you have to take the stairs” – This made me realise you have to work your way up to achieve your goals, you have to work hard to achieve what you want. Something the UTC has prepared me well for.
Achieving my final grade has unlocked many pathways and doors and allowed me to take my study to the next level. UTC has helped me by giving me a good knowledge of engineering. It gave me the platform to develop myself and my career as an engineer. I think the work experience that UTC organised at the end of my first year really helped too and gave me an advantage over other people when I was applying for apprenticeships.”