Dominic – Electricity NW

BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering

Dominic gained a Higher Level Power Engineering Apprenticeship with Electricity North West who own, operate and maintain the North West’s electricity distribution network, connecting 2.4 million properties and more than 5 million people in the region to the National Grid.

Bradley – UK Fast

BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering

Bradley was successful in gaining a Higher Level Apprenticeship with UK Fast which is on the UK’s leading managed hosting and co-location providers, supplying dedicated server hosting, critical application hosting and cloud hosting solutions.

Fiona – Hanson Group

BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering

Congratulations Fiona on securing a Trainee Quarry Supervisor Apprenticeship with Hanson who produce aggregates and are part of the Heidelberg Cement Group which has leading global positions in aggregates cement and concrete. Hanson UK is a leading supplier of heavy building materials to the construction industry.

Chilambwe – National Grid

BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering

Congratulations to Chilambwe who will be Working towards a Power Systems Planning Degree with The National Grid which is the high-voltage electric power transmission network for Great Britain, connecting power stations and major substations and ensuring that electricity generated anywhere in England, Scotland and Wales can be used to satisfy demand elsewhere.

Alex – IKO

BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering

Alex has secured a Higher Level Engineering Apprenticeship with IKO a company that manufactures and distributes needle roller bearings, linear motion rolling guides, and precision positioning tables.

Robbie – Kone

BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering

Robbie has been successful in securing a Higher Level Apprenticeship with Kone, a Company whose mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for modernization and maintenance to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle.

Matthew – Kone

BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering

Matthew has been successful in securing a Higher Level Apprenticeship with Kone. Kone is a Company whose mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for modernization and maintenance to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle.

Douglas – United Utilities

BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering

BTEC Outstanding Engineering Student of the Year, Douglas, secured a Higher Level Apprenticeship with United Utilities a Company which manages the regulated water and wastewater network for North West England- including Cumbria, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.

Liam – Leyland Trucks

BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering

Liam has secured an Automotive Apprenticeship with Leyland Trucks which is one of Paccar’s global group of businesses and is one of Britain’s leading manufacturing companies. It is Paccar’s established centre for light and medium duty track design, development and manufacture.

Jason – Chester University

BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering

Since achieving his qualifications with Wigan UTC Jason has been accepted to study for a degree in Computer Game Development at Chester University.

Charlotte – MBDA

BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering

Charlotte was successful in securing a Higher Level Operator Engineering Apprenticeship with MBDA who are the only integrated defence company to provide missiles and missile systems for each branch of the armed forces (air, sea, land.). A multi-national group with 10,000 employees working together across France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. Offices also set up in USA.

Elliot – Sheffield Hallam University

BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering

Since achieving his qualifications with Wigan UTC Elliot has accepted a place at Sheffield Hallam to continue with his further education.

Sarah – ARUP

7 GCSE’s at grade A-C
OCR Level 2 Engineering

Sarah had intended staying at the UTC to do BTEC Level 3 Engineering and A levels. However, to keep her options open Sarah applied for an apprenticeship through STEGTA, one of our employer partner companies. Sarah has been successful in securing herself an apprenticeship with ARUP, Manchester, one of the top 5 engineering consultancies in the UK.

ARUP is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through their work they make a positive difference on the world.

Ryan – Siemens

BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering

Ryan has successfully secured an apprenticeship with Siemens, one of our employer partners.  At Siemens we depend on our people to help us shape the future. Apprenticeships are a great way for us to turn today’s talented young people into the experts we need tomorrow.

Siemens, the leading global engineering and technology services company, has been active in the United Kingdom for over 170 years.  They provide innovative solutions to help tackle the UK’s major challenges. Siemens has a significant presence throughout the UK, with 13 manufacturing sites and more than 25 major offices.

Charlie – Jaguar Land Rover

BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering
A level Maths
A level Physics

After leaving Wigan UTC Charlie went on to secure an apprenticeship at Jaguar Land Rover. It is a 5 year degree level apprenticeship where Charlie will obtain his degree from Warwick Maintenance group.

Innovative. Trusted. Pioneering. These three qualities have always summed up Jaguar Land Rover. They have been encapsulated within the performance, luxury and excellence of all their products. They are what every person working for us lives and breathes.

Shaun – Miliken

BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering

Following a successful work experience placement with Milliken he eventually secured an electrical engineering apprenticeship with the company.

A major Wigan employer Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative flooring solutions from its award-winning global design studios, research centre and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s progressive and purposeful flooring products offer great design solutions built from unique insights and an exceptional array of technical capabilities.

Ben – WSP/Parsons

BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering

Ben has secured a technical design apprenticeship with WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff, he will be working on the rail infrastructure for HS2 (Britain’s new high speed rail line).

WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff have combined and are now one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms. Together they provide services to transform the built environment and restore the natural environment, and their expertise ranges from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport networks, and from developing the energy sources of the future to enabling new ways of extracting essential resources.

Michael – GE Oil & Gas

BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering

Michael has secured an engineering design apprenticeship with GE Oil & Gas. They will be providing him with an opportunity to further develop his skills as a CAD engineer which he has learnt in the last 2 years at Wigan UTC.

At GE Oil & Gas, they fuel the future. They came into the industry over 20 years ago and, through both strategic acquisitions – starting with Nuovo Pignone in 1994 – and continuous growth, have positioned ourselves as one of the world’s leading equipment and services’ providers in the oil and gas space.

Luke – Sellafield Ltd

BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering

After leaving Wigan UTC Luke progressed onto a 4 year Mechanical Engineering apprenticeship at Sellafield Ltd.

Sellafield are specialists in nuclear fuel reprocessing and decommissioning. Their mission is to deliver safe, sustainable and publicly acceptable solutions to the challenge of nuclear clean-up and waste management. This means never compromising on safety, or security, taking full account of the social and environmental responsibilities, always seeking value for money for the tax payer, and actively engaging with stakeholders.

Robert – Pilkington

BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering

Robert turned down an apprenticeship with Rolls Royce integrated power systems preferring an engineering design apprenticeship with the Pilkington  group.

Pilkington Group Limited is a multinational glass manufacturing company head quartered in St Helens, United Kingdom and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Japan-based NSG Group.