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:

Tara – Audi

“I had left UTC Swindon after finishing my studies and this apprenticeship opportunity came around after finishing. However, UTC Swindon continued to support me and were willing to help in any way they could. I had my initial phone call with Inchcape and was then sent an application to complete, in which I was successful.”

“Studying at UTC Swindon was, in all honesty, the making of me. I became focused and that is all down to the staff at the UTC. They helped me so much. The engineering experience at school was also massively handy!”


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Gabby – Royal Navy

“Coming to UTC Swindon has completely changed me and I am so glad I made the choice to move”.

“Knowing I wanted to follow that career path, studying at UTC Swindon has been really beneficial. It has given me the connections with the Forces and the skills that I need when I join them. I chose the public services course because I want to learn different areas and specialise after that.”


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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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