At UTC Swindon, we aim to prepare our students for the next stage in their lives.

We know how important employers view strong employability skills. Our career programme has been designed to make our students aware of real working life, motivating them to achieve their goals. It is our responsibility to support our students by not only giving advice to make the right decision, but also by providing them with independent information, and teaching them interpersonal and management aptitudes, which are crucial skills when starting a career. We will draw on the eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance which include:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2.  Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance


 Employer engagement activities for 2023/2024 


Careers information for parents

All careers related events that take place off site or beyond the end of the school day will require a consent form which will be sent home prior to the event taking place.

All businesses that attend the school for careers purposes are DBS checked and/or are supervised whilst working with our students.

All our year 10 and 12 students will attend a two week work experience placement and UTC Swindon asks that you support us and the students with allocating these placements. If you need any further information, please contact Hollie Danby.

We are always keen to have parents who work for, or who own, their own business related to Engineering or Digital to work with us and our students. If you think you may be able to support our UTC in anyway, please contact Hollie Danby 

Careers Leads:

Hollie Danby:

Ceri Tranter: 

Telephone number:-01793 207920

Date of review:- January 2024

Careers Advisor:  

The careers people:

Useful resources 

List of careers resources and useful websites

Labour Market Information – 2020

Labour Market Information for Parents and Students 

CEIAG Local Procedure

Careers Provider Access Procedure