Engineering at our Town Centre Campus

Engineering

GEAR UP FOR YOUR FUTURE IN OUR HANDS-ON, STATE-OF-THE-ART WORKSHOPS.

Offered at

Rotherham College

Do you like problem solving? Are you a critical thinker? Always curious how things work? A career in Engineering could be just for you.

If you’re interested in becoming an Engineer, Welder or Electrician, you can learn your trade in our industry-standard facilities using the latest equipment.

You can choose from a range of engineering courses, all taught by industry-experienced staff who have strong links with the engineering sector. These courses will prepare you to move straight into employment in the industry or on to Higher Education.

Your Pathways

  • Level 1

    Engineering Technologies

  • Level 2

    Electrical Engineering
    Fabrication and Welding
    Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering Operative Apprenticeship

  • Level 3

    Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
    Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

  • Level 4/5

    HNC/HND in Engineering
    HNC/HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    HNC/HND in Mechanical Engineering

Get started on
your journey

Study Engineering

“I enjoy the hands-on learning and challenging myself to achieve my best.”

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Eve Hardwick Level 2 Motor Vehicle

FUTURE CAREERS IN ENGINEERING

The engineering sector is ideal for those innovative bright sparks who enjoy coming up with new ways of doing things, have problem-solving skills and enjoy working practically.

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Mechanical Engineer

Average salary - £32,000*

Mechanical Engineers develop and design the components and machinery used in manufacturing, construction and other industries.

Day-to-day tasks:

Turn research ideas into technical plans using computer aided design/ modelling (CAD/CAM), research and assess new products and innovations, present design plans and data, oversee maintenance programmes and quality control and manage technicians.**

Working environments:

At a client’s business, in an office or in a factory.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Welder

Average salary - £26,900*

Welders cut, join and shape metal plate, pipework and composite materials in the aerospace, construction and civil engineering industries.

Day to day tasks:

Follow engineering drawings and instructions for each job, check dimensions and thickness of materials to be welded, prepare and set out sections to be joined or repaired, operate welding equipment, inspect and test welds and join using precision measuring instruments and dismantle and cut up metal in structures that are being demolished.**

Working environments:

In a workshop, on a construction site or on a demolition site.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the engineering sector include*:

  • Communication
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Customer Service
  • Problem Solving

What our students say

“The course challenges me to work harder and is helping me to pursue my dream of being an underwater welder.”

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Kyle Maguire Level 2 Fabrication and Welding, former student at Winterhill School

“I enjoy the hands-on learning and challenging myself to achieve my best.”

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Eve Hardwick Level 2 Motor Vehicle
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