Employer Engagement

What makes Crewe UTC unique is its partnerships with local and global industry leaders who work with our students to offer them amazing experiences to develop their skills and boost their CVs. We currently have 16 dedicated and WORD employers partners: Air Products, AO Logistics, Arriva Trains Care, Bentley Motors, Bosch, Cheshire East Council, James Walker, Leoni, Manchester Metropolitan University, Network Rail, Optical 3D, OSL Global, Siemens, Unipart Rail and Unipart Logistics.

What do the employers do?

The role of the employer partners is to support the development of our students so they feel confident when pursuing their next steps after studying at the UTC. They also help shape the curriculum so the students are studying areas that are relevant to what is happening in the industry.

Whether you’re studying GCSEs or A Levels, all students will participate in our employer engagement programme. This includes:

Work Experience

In year 10 all students will do a week’s worth of work experience. Students will be given the opportunity to apply for placements at our employer partners. This will include learning to write a CV and cover letter and in some cases, they may be interviewed for the placement by the employer. The work experience gives students the chance to experience a work place, learn from industry experts and build on their skills and their professionalism.

Employer Led Projects

Employer partners develop projects that will be done in different subject areas such as Engineering Design, Business Studies and Engineering Manufacture. Projects run over consecutive weeks and employers will visit students to help support the progress of their work. Students will present the final outcome to the employer and be awarded for skills demonstrated during the project. All projects will differ, however, students will develop skills in teamwork, communication, time management, research, presenting, technical skills and much more.

Site Visits

Students will get the chance to visit some of the sites of our employer partners so they can get an insight into what it’s like working within different businesses and meet industry experts from a variety of sectors. Site visits allow students to get a better idea of different career pathways and look at specialisms they may not have previously considered.

Employer Talks and Workshops

It’s important that our students engage with professionals from all industries so they can make well informed decisions on their career aspirations. As well as projects, employers will give talks to students to discuss their experiences within their job role and how they progressed to where they are today. We also hold workshops in specific areas so students can learn new skills such as sketching or presenting skills.

Our Employer Engagement Programme has been developed so our students experience unique opportunities which will develop them into young professionals. As well as the above students will have opportunities to take part in competitions, visits to exhibitions, mentoring, additional work experience, masterclasses and much more.

Want to be an employer partner?

If you’re interested in having a discussion about coming on board as an employer partner you can call us on 01270 218150 or email enquiries@creweutc.org.uk

Employer Engagement