Get your engineering career on track with City of Wolverhampton College


09 Mar 2022
Engineering student wearing a dark blue overall working on a piece of equipment in the engineering workshop
Engineering student wearing a dark blue overall working on a piece of equipment in the engineering workshop

Whether you want to assemble state-of-the art engines, keep the high-speed rail network on track, design cars of the future, or become a high-flyer in the aviation industry, doing an engineering programme at City of Wolverhampton College will help you to define your future and get your career in the industry off to a great start. 

With courses in mechanical, manufacturing and maintenance engineering, as well as machining, electrical/electronics, and fabrication and welding – from beginner to university level – there’s something for everyone, whatever your interest or ability. 

How you learn is up to you. You can either opt for a full-time course or combine earning and learning on an apprenticeship programme. Whichever option you choose, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge employers are looking for, and if your maths or English grades aren’t up to scratch you’ll get the chance to improve those too.  

On a full-time course you’ll be in college for around 16 hours per week and will learn through hands-on activities in the workshop and theory lessons in the classroom.  Or, if you’d prefer to start earning, an apprenticeship will enable you to combine working in your chosen industry with studying towards occupational standards set by employers, learning on-the-job alongside experienced colleagues in the workplace – and because you’ll be doing a real job, you’ll get paid too!  

Our engineering department houses industry-standard equipment – including lathes, CNCs, milling machines, maintenance rigs and pneumatic/hydraulic platforms – and has welding workshops and a specialist computer aided design suite with the latest CAD/CAM software and 3D printers, so you’ll learn your skills on the same kit as you’d use in the workplace. 

We work closely with major engineering companies in the area to ensure our courses teach the skills employers are looking for, and we have an excellent record of getting students into jobs in the industry.  

Jeevan Singh (pictured above), aged 18, who is studying for the Level 2 extended certificate in engineering, said: “I chose this course to give me an overview of the different areas of engineering so that I can decide where I want to specialise in the future and I’m learning machining, welding and the properties of materials, as well as how to use machinery such as lathes and milling machines.” 

For more information go to – for full-time courses click on the school leavers tab and for details of engineering apprenticeships click on the apprentices tab. 

You can also talk to tutors at one of our open events held throughout the year – find the dates and book your place at


This article appears in the Next Gen Makers engineering careers prospectus 2022 – read the article online here

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