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Engineering

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Engineering covers a vast choice of exciting career possibilities and is really about practical problem-solving.  Our expert tutors will give you the skills to kick start your career. With an engineering qualification you could go on to careers as diverse as making prosthetic limbs for cancer patients to developing high tech manufacturing equipment. We also offer courses in automotive engineering if you are interested in cars and want to work as car mechanic.  Our new Campus at Chester has all the latest industry standard equipment and the real work environments which will enable you to get real experience.

Are you practical and good at solving problems? Then you could start your career in one of the many roles in manufacturing, mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering. We will give you the skills and confidence you need to go into employment in the engineering industry, into an Apprenticeship, or on to higher-level study at university.

Our range of courses will equip you with the academic and practical skills needed for success in a variety of engineering occupations. You’ll experience a diverse range of engineering working environments such as maintenance engineering, mechanical engineering, welding techniques, fabrication, electrical and electronic engineering, bench fitting and an understanding of electrical applications.

Why West Cheshire College?

You’ll have access to industry-standard equipment to develop your fabrication skills, and gain a broader understanding of engineering in a real work environment.

Recent research has shown that in the North West there is a shortage of skilled welders and to fulfil this need we now offer a new City & Guilds Diploma in Fabrication and Welding at Level 3.

The College’s new manufacturing line was completed recently enabling students to maintain, diagnose faults on and operate a fully-functioning production line.

Trips and Activities

You will experience the world of work with visits to major local manufacturing and engineering employers to understand production, maintenance, processes and new technologies.

Apprenticeships

Interested in earning while you learn? We advertise a number of Engineering vacancies throughout the year. Click here to view our current vacancies.

Progression

Most students progress to higher-level study at the College either from Level 1 to Level 2 or from Level 2 to Level 3, or progress into employment or Apprenticeships in the industry in roles such as Welder, Fabricator, Agricultural Engineer, Electrical Engineering Technician or Engineering Craft Machinist.

In this region there are 607 job vacancies for Electrical Engineers available per year - they earn on average £22.79 per hour.