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 Bowes

HND Mechanical Engineering

What’s New

Catch up with the latest news & events in engineering at Wakefield College...

JCT600 and Me – new College partnership

Wednesday, 10 January, 2018

Wakefield College and JCT600 are excited to be setting up a new partnership, which allows students the chance to undertake work placements.

Wakefield College learners visit Drax power station

Tuesday, 07 February, 2017

Drax power station kindly opened its doors to 27 Level 2 Electrical Installation learners from Wakefield College recently. The trip consisted of a very informative tour of the power station, showing our students the extensive process of generating electricity and supplying it across the UK.

College apprentices get on their bikes

Tuesday, 03 May, 2016

Wakefield College apprentices from Coca Cola will put their pedal power to the test when they take part in the inaugural Tour de Coke. Engineering apprentices Polly Hetherington, Harry Ainsworth and Business Admin apprentice Caitlin Simper will represent Team Wakefield when they battle it out with over 100 Coca Cola employees from across the country at Mallory Park, near Leicester this weekend.

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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.

Billie Bowes

HND Mechanical Engineering

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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 Bowering

HNC Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

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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 Gledhill

Engineering Apprenticeship

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Coming back to College as an adult apprentice has been great as it has given me the opportunity to study something I’m interested in and to learn something new which will help me in my career.

David Sellers

Diploma in Electronics and Electrical Engineering

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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 Bowes

HND Mechanical Engineering

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HND Mechanical Engineering

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HNC Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

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Engineering Apprenticeship

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Diploma in Electronics and Electrical Engineering

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 Bowering

HNC Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Courses

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