The engineering industry is thriving, and with engineering companies needing over 180,000 qualified engineers each year between now and 2022 in the UK, there are ample job opportunities for skilled and knowledgeable individuals.
As a college, we offer a range of engineering courses specialising in different areas of engineering. We also offer engineering courses across a variety of levels, from Level 5 up to Level 8 (HND) to prepare you for employment within this industry.
We have excellent links with local employers and related organisations, and we use these relationships to benefit our students by bringing in knowledgeable speakers from the industry. Our previous engineering students have received sessions from industry experts from companies such as Lareine Engineering, Shin-Etsu & Mitsubishi Electric, along with lecturers from Edinburgh Napier University.
As a college, we know that not all learning takes place within a classroom or college setting. We take our students out to various different organisations and settings, with previous students visiting various engineering organisations both locally and also overseas. Examples of these trips include Torness Nuclear Power Station near Dunbar in East Lothian, CERN on the Switzerland-France border and a tour of engineering facilities in Germany.
Many of our engineering students also complete a placement to allow them to build the skills and experience needed to excel in their future career. Previous students have had the opportunity for work placements within Shin-Etsu, Lareine Engineering, Gordon Bow, and Mitsubishi Electric, some of who are now in permanent employment with their placement employer following their course.
Find out more about a career in engineering by reading our engineering booklet:
Bruce Duffy talks about his West Lothian experience here