Why Crewe Engineering & Design UTC?


The Crewe Engineering & Design UTC, specialising in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Design, will deliver the highest quality school leavers who will be the next generation of engineers and technicians, driving growth in the region’s key industries of automotive and rail industries.



The UTC is led by a core group of employers including Bentley Motors, OSL Rail, Jacobs Engineering, Siemens, Bosch, Unipart Logistics, Chevron Racing, Optical 3D, Leoni, James Walker, Network Rail and Air Products with educational leadership coming from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). Support from Cheshire East Council, specifically the regeneration and children’s services departments, enhances the strength of these partners.


Crewe has an enviable heritage in engineering, particularly in the rail and automotive sectors and is at the centre of the country’s rail network and has a rail heritage to rival any part of the UK.  Crewe is also anticipating an exciting future with HS2 having the potential to transform the town and provide unprecedented opportunities for young people. It is also home to the most in demand luxury car brand in the world, Bentley Motors.


Crewe has a clear growth agenda and a tested partnership delivery approach through the All Change for Crewe Partnership and Crewe Engineering & Design UTC is the next step in a clear growth plan.  Crewe is experiencing major changes through both public and private investment with just under £150m on key regeneration projects such as  £70m by MMU at their Crewe campus, in excess of £6m funding secured from Department for Transport to support Phase 1 of the Crewe Rail Exchange project, and £27m funding secured to deliver the Crewe Green Link Road. Bentley Motors has also secured more than £840m investment in its Crewe site to deliver a new model line and, with that, hundreds of new jobs.


The location of the UTC will be in the heart of the town centre supporting further regeneration and will be ideally located to support the growth of key engineering businesses.


After training at Crewe Engineering & Design UTC, young people will be able to compete effectively for roles or apprenticeship places at 16, 18, and after university.  We want to ensure that each student is employable at each entry point giving the UTC generation the best chance of success in a changing, challenging and global corporate world.


For performance tables, please search for Crewe Engineering & Design UTC on the following link: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/index.html

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