Wakefield College - Engineering

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...
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.

Eight students pass the first heat of Worldskills UK competition

Thursday, 04 April, 2019

Congratulations to the 8 students who have made it through the Skillsweld passive heats in the Worldskills UK competition this year!

Two students gain Apprenticeships from Work Placement experience

Tuesday, 04 December, 2018

Two Level 2 Fabrication and Welding students have successfully gained apprenticeships with MD Engineering Solutions Ltd, based at Whitwood Castleford. MD Engineers provide engineering solutions to the brewing, distilling and process industries and after successful work placements, they have offered Abdulahi Ali and Connor Walton full time apprenticeships, with an immediate start.

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

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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.
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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.
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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
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

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