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Engineering

Modern engineering is as much about technical skills as it is about practical expertise

Engineering at Wakefield College

We’re at the forefront of delivering modern engineering courses.

You’ll benefit from the superbly-equipped workshops and specialist rooms at our purpose-built Castleford Campus, learning practical skills like IT and CAD CAM, as well as mechanical engineering, engineering maintenance, electrical and electronic engineering, plant engineering, fabrications and welding.

Key Points
  • Strong links with industry on a regional and international level
  • Excellent facilities
  • Opportunity to attend relevant skills shows across the region
  • Employer talks – companies are invited in to speak to the students about their company, recruitment process and employment opportunities
I am doing a mechanical engineering apprenticeship with Unilever. I chose to do engineering because I have always enjoyed maths and physics. Engineering is the perfect combination of the two.
Billie
Engineering

What’s New

Catch up with the latest news and events in Engineering at Wakefield College...
Engineering a brighter future

Tuesday, 09 February, 2021

Staff from Wakefield College’s Work Placement Team have gone virtual by teaming up with Wakefield-based engineering firm Sewtec Automation to offer college students an insight into the engineering industry.

A Blog for Love Our Colleges Week

Monday, 19 October, 2020

Craig Wigglesworth, Managing Director of a SME manufacturing company STT (Specialist Tooling Technologies Ltd) and David White, Head of Employer Engagement at Wakefield College discuss STT in particular and the region as a whole’s training needs. They talk about how Wakefield College helps to meet those needs helping businesses succeed and what needs to be done in the future to make sure they can continue to innovatively collaborate with businesses in the Leeds City Region and beyond.

Welding expert and former student takes up teaching with Wakefield College

Wednesday, 04 December, 2019

Former Wakefield College student and two times UK Skill Weld finalist Brian Fisher has taken up a lecturing position in Fabrication and Welding at our Castleford Campus.

I feel honoured and privileged to be working as a STEM Ambassador at Wakefield College.
Faye
Engineering

Study Packs

Have you ever wondered what type of work students do on their course at college? Check out our sample study packs to find out.

They contain work you can complete at your own pace that will help develop your independent learning skills and prepare you for your next steps with Wakefield College.

Elecrical Engineering.pdf
593.02 kb · 06 July, 2020

Fabrication and Welding.pdf
950.69 kb · 18 March, 2021

Mechanical Engineering.pdf
523.93 kb · 29 June, 2020

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(Re)Watch our Virtual Open Event

(Re)Watch our virtual online Open Event with staff interviews, Q&As, virtual campus tours, college updates and more.

Virtual Open Event
19 June, 2021

Join us for our Virtual Open Event with staff & student interviews, Q&As, virtual campus tours, college updates and more.

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Case Studies

What our students say about us...
I am doing a mechanical engineering apprenticeship with Unilever. I chose to do engineering because I have always enjoyed maths and physics. Engineering is the perfect combination of the two.
Photo of Billie Bowes
I feel honoured and privileged to be working as a STEM Ambassador at Wakefield College.
Photo of Faye Banks
I decided to do the HNC Diploma to increase my knowledge of the industry I work in. I work for Craven Fawcett, part of Group Rhodes, one of Europe’s largest original equipment manufacturers in its field.
Photo of Victoria Bowering
The main reason I looked for an apprenticeship in Engineering is because I’ve always had an interest in maths and science and every day I am challenged with something I may not have come across before.
Photo of Kodi Gledhill
I decided to do the HNC Diploma to increase my knowledge of the industry I work in. I work for Craven Fawcett, part of Group Rhodes, one of Europe’s largest original equipment manufacturers in its field.
Victoria
Engineering
The main reason I looked for an apprenticeship in Engineering is because I’ve always had an interest in maths and science and every day I am challenged with something I may not have come across before.
Kodi
Engineering

The Feed

Skillweld Finalist Brian Fisher
Skillweld Finalist Brian Fisher

Huge congratulations to Brian Fisher who is a finalist for the second time running in Skillweld 2019 at the NEC Birmingham! Good luck from everyone at Wakefield College.

Engineering
20 August, 2019
The Welding Institute (TWI) Certified
The Welding Institute (TWI) Certified

Wakefield College has been approved by The Welding Institute (TWI) as a Certified Welder Training Centre making the College one of only a few Certified Training Centres in the whole of the Yorkshire and Humberside region!

Engineering
28 March, 2019

Engineering Courses