Is it for me?

Engineers are in high demand. If you’re interested in maths, science or technology, engineering can offer you an exciting and varied career. You will need strong numerical skills, an attention to detail, be able to work as part of a team and have excellent communication skills.

Our facilities

You'll study this subject full-time at Ashington Campus and will have access to specialist workshops for electrical, welding, and mechanical engineering, as well as specialised air conditioning top-up and repair equipment.

Career ready

We work with the following employers to help you gain real work skills: North East Ambulance Fleet Management Services, Nissan, Hitachi Rail, McAlpines, Port of Blyth, Semples of Berwick, AkzoNobel.

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Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for engineering students including:

  • Specialist workshops for electrical, welding, plumbing and mechanical engineering

  • Specialised air con top-up and repair equipment.

86.9%

pass rate on our engineering, manufacturing and motor vehicle courses

Study Engineering as an Apprenticeship

Careers

There will be 24,322 jobs in Engineering in the region in 2027 (NE).

Careers could include: Electrical Technician, Electrical Fitter, Electrical Engineer or Design Engineer. 

There are currently 3,042 Design and Development Engineers employed in our local region and they earn £41,454 a year.

Engineering Technicians

Engineering technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist engineers with the design, development, operation, installation and maintenance of engineering systems and constructions.

Medium Salary

£ 34929

2130 people employed as Engineering Technicians in the current year.

Building and Civil Engineering Technicians

Building and civil engineering technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist civil and building engineers.

Medium Salary

£ 24626

680 people employed as Building and Civil Engineering Technicians in the current year.

Science, Engineering and Production Technicians n.e.c.

Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of technical support functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 311: Science, Engineering and Production Technicians.

Medium Salary

£ 25028

1061 people employed as Science, Engineering and Production Technicians n.e.c. in the current year.

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