Career Pathways

Careers and employability are at the heart of everything we do and this is reflected in our core values – our motto is ‘technical excellence and employable graduates’.

UTCs prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow. Driven by local industry needs, UTCs are located in areas of high skills demand. UTCs work with over 400 employers and universities to provide direct pathways into technical careers across the most exciting industries


Engineering plays a vital role in the UK’s economic and societal wellbeing, providing quality employment on a large scale and some of the key solutions to major global challenges. In the face of technological advancements and a changing political and economic landscape, developing the pipeline to address the skills needs of the engineering sector remains a key challenge.  Analysis shows robust demand for labour, and an outstripping of supply in many engineering industries.

The curriculum at Scarborough UTC is tried and tested at developing the knowledge, skills and understanding in our young people to ensure they are well placed to take up these opportunities in the engineering industry.

Computer science

Once a specialty only associated with government agencies and defence contractors, cyber security has now entered the mainstream. Industries such as health care, finance, manufacturing and retail all recruit cyber security professionals to protect valuable information from cyber breaches. The demand for specialists in the field is high. A report by job analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies found job postings for openings in cyber security have grown three times faster than those for IT jobs overall, and cyber security professionals are earning 9 percent more than their IT counterparts.

Cyber security degrees and careers at a glance

From ‘ethical hackers’ who probe and exploit security vulnerabilities in web-based applications and network systems to cryptographers who analyse and decrypt hidden information from cyber terrorists, cyber security professionals work in virtually every industry responding rapidly to real-world threats.  While there are cyber security associated degree programmes, high-level careers require an array of technical IT skills and advanced analysis capabilities found in graduate-level degree programmes.

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Useful Careers Websites

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Careers Websites

Careers Education, Information and Guidance

CEIAG Statement
CDP Recruiting Booklet 2020-2021

A Parents Guide to Post-16 Career Options