Our aim is to provide clear progression for all students into higher education, further education, employment and apprenticeships. Take a look at what some of our Year 13 students have planned for when they complete their time at UTC Swindon:


James Jardim – Rolls-Royce

“I’m eager to learn a variety of skills, which is good because I’ll be moving to different placements every few months.”

“I’m glad I made the decision to join the UTC. When I was being interviewed for my apprenticeship, the company recognised the engineering focus and they were really impressed with the practical skills I’ve gained, so that was very helpful.”

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Gareth Wilson – Patheon

“I was thinking about moving onto university after completing my course, but discovered the apprenticeship programme at Patheon when they came to deliver a presentation. This offered the opportunity to continue studying, while working and developing skills in the workplace. It means I can achieve a further qualification while earning money and I will have much more practical experience than I would if I came out of university after three years.”

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Kate Kerrane – Royal Navy

“I’m definitely glad I made the move to UTC Swindon from my old school. I used to have no confidence at all, but this has dramatically improved. I also didn’t used to do very well academically, but we’re given lots of independence here and having more independent study time has really helped me focus and improve.”

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James Goodchild – BMW

“I decided to leave my old school because I wanted to do something different and was attracted to the engineering focus at UTC Swindon. I really enjoy it here and the workshop and facilities are amazing.”

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