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3rd April 2021

Engineering is one of the most in-demand growing sectors of industry. Choosing a career in Engineering will provide you with excellent pay, variety in your work and high levels of job satisfaction.

The Engineering world is vast and there are a number of different specialisms you can branch out into, from electrical and mechanical through to civil and environmental. Whichever branch you choose, building a strong foundation of knowledge with an Engineering study programme at Hull College can set you on your journey to success. You will be taught essential skills and knowledge as well as the practical hands-on experience that is at the heart of all our courses.

Studying Engineering is the first step on your road to becoming a fully Chartered Engineer, and what better place to do it than in our state-of-the-art workshops, purpose-built for fabrication, welding, electrical and mechanical engineering. We work with a close group of local, regional and national employers to ensure our learners are gaining as many employability skills as possible, making you job-ready.

Alternatively, if you’re driven by a love of cars, vans, trucks and motorcycles, then a career in the automotive industry may be top of your list. With more than 35 million cars on the road in the UK, the motor trade is always looking for talented qualified workers who can service, fault find and repair vehicles.

Whether you’re interested in, Hull College is sure to have a Study Programme for you. Our comprehensive range of courses will teach you all the practical skills and knowledge that you’ll need to progress into a fulfilling career as a mechanic, service technician and beyond! Learners study in our specialist facilities at the Cannon Street site, which includes vehicle body repair shop, spray shop, fabrication and welding workshops.

What Courses We Offer…

Engineering (Level 1)
Engineering (Level 2)
Welding (Level 2)
Welding and Fabrication for Renewable Industries (Level 2)
Engineering (Level 3)
Advanced Vehicle Diagnostics and Management Principles (Level 4)

Electrotechnical (Level 1)
Electrotechnical (Level 2)
Electrotechnical (Level 3)

Motor Vehicle
Automotive Maintenance Operations (Level 1)
Light Vehicle Maintenance (Level 1)
Motorcycle (Level 1)
Vehicle Accident Repair (Level 1)
Certificate Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (Level 2)
Diploma Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (Level 2)
Motorcycle Maintenance (Level 2)
Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Principles (Level 2)
Vehicle Maintenance (Foundation)

Why Study Engineering At Hull College...

  • Engineering covers a wide range of disciplines - anything from rockets to mobile phones and everything in-between - and our courses cover a broad range of skills to ensure you are work-ready for all scenarios when you leave us.
  • You will train in a wide range of modern workshop facilities to improve your skillset and have access to our excellent facilities in both workshops and classrooms, including our own industry-standard CAD/CAM. In addition to these, we also have Lathes, Milling Machines, folders, rollers, fitting benches and Pillar Drills to manufacture components to industry-standard.
  • Our tutors have many years hands-on experience working in the Engineering industry and the subjects they now teach.
  • Engineering is a broad field that offers exciting opportunities to be creative, solve problems and explore how things work every day. Building a strong foundation of knowledge with one of our courses can start you off in your journey to success, with essential skills and knowledge - as well as practical hands-on experience - at the heart of our courses.
  • Work experience opportunities organised through college provide a taste of what it's like to work within the engineering sector.

Why Study Welding At Hull College...

  • Welding is a growing industry in the Yorkshire and Humber region and learning your trade with us could lead to some fantastic career opportunities over the next 20-30 years.
  • We have industry-standard facilities for you to utilise, along with a range of challenging and interesting projects to get your teeth stuck into.
  • You’ll learn from course tutors that have extensive industry experience meaning you benefit from their expertise and knowledge.
  • The courses we offer will provide the practical and theoretical skills associated with fabrication and welding. On top of that, you’ll learn how to work individually and as part of a team. You’ll also develop your confidence and problem-solving abilities - key skills required to succeed in the industry.
  • From beginners to the more experienced, our courses are ideal for anyone looking to enhance their skills or learn new techniques.

Why Study Motor Vehicle At Hull College...

  • We pride ourselves on giving you a mix of both theoretical and practical experience during their studies, to ensure you’re fully prepared for the next step.
  • You will gain practical skills on a wide variety of vehicles in our specialist workshops, where you will have access to up-to-date equipment, technology and diagnostic tools and develop your theoretical knowledge using custom-built training rigs and interactive resources.
  • You will learn how engines are put together and how to use computer diagnostic software. You will have access to our fully-equipped motor vehicle service unit which is based on main dealer standards.
  • Our wide range of cars, bikes and engine-based projects will allow you to gain experience working on different types of vehicles. This will help you to prepare for your future career, by developing your awareness of working in a typically varied automotive environment.
  • Whether you are interested in working on motorbikes and scooters, on cars and small vans or if you want to work on large vehicles such as trucks, coaches, buses or military vehicles, we have the study programmes to teach you all the practical skills and the knowledge that you’ll need to progress in your career - and beyond should you choose.

Three Words Our Learners - Past & Present - Use To Sum Up Studying Engineering & Welding At Hull College...

Enjoyable, career-focused & positive

Dedicated, progress & development

Preparing to succeed

Sought after skills

Hands-on experience

Three Words Our Learners - Past & Present - Use To Sum Up Studying Motor Vehicle At Hull College...

Practical, hands-on & worthwhile

Accessible, encouraging & supportive

Focused, career & progress

Developing new skills

Exciting, specialist & opportunities

Did You Know (Engineering)…

  • Engineering jobs make up 19% of the total UK employment, while England has seen the highest number of engineering-related apprenticeship starts for 10 years.
  • If you enjoy figuring out how things work and have a curious mind, one of our Engineering courses could be just what you’re looking for.

Did You Know (Welding)…

  • Over 50% of all humanmade products require welding to some degree. Key transport links, towering skyscrapers and gadgets and gizmos all require a spot of welding before they become functional items.
  • The welding industry is vital to advances in medicine. While doctors and scientists will be at the forefront of the field, they wouldn’t be able to perform their job without dedicated welders who manufacture and engineer the medical devices they rely on.

Did You Know (Motor Vehicle)

  • The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders most recent report on the motor industry revealed more than 1.3 million cars and 2.5 million engines built in the UK in 2019.
  • There are more than 864,300 people employed across the UK Motor Vehicle industry, with 20,000 new jobs forecast to be created in the sector by 2030.

Three Reasons To Love A Career in Engineering...

  • Shape The Future
    Engineers shape the world we live in. It’s at the cutting edge of technology, crucial to the economy, relevant to every sector and hugely important for the future.
  • Employability
    With engineers being creative thinkers, problem solvers, communicators and team players - it's hardly surprising that they are some of the most sought-after people for a diverse range of jobs. All kinds of businesses recognise engineers as people that are very well-educated and good at solving problems.
  • Job Satisfaction & Variety
    As an engineer, you get to tackle real problems and figure out the solutions that others might not have even considered! And with the world of engineering constantly changing, every working day is different. You’ll never be bored working as an engineer!

Three Reasons To Love A Career in Welding...

  • Numerous Career Paths Training to be a welder can lead to a number of different career paths. The skills you gain will be needed in almost every industry you can possibly imagine. Just some of the career opportunities available to a welder include…
  • Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Inspection
  • Education
  • Project Management
  • Explore The World Many careers in welding enable you to travel for work giving you exposure to new people and cities. Don’t worry If travel isn’t your thing though as there are plenty of opportunities close to home as well. The choice is yours!
  • Skills Are Always On High Demand There are few jobs that are in high demand, but welding is one of them! The fact that welders are needed in almost every industry means there is a lot of flexibility in reinventing oneself without necessarily changing careers. You will never have to worry about lacking a job once you’ve decided to be a welder.

Three Reasons To Love A Career in Motor Vehicle...

  • A Key Part Of The UK Economy
    Cars, motorbikes and other vehicles have been around for hundreds of years - and they’re not going anywhere anytime soon! The automotive industry remains a key part of the UK economy, accounting for almost £80 billion turnover.
  • Job Opportunities
    People are at the heart of the automotive industry. And, with more than 35 million cars registered to be on the UK roads today, there will always be a huge demand for skilled mechanics and technicians to service, MOT and repair them.
  • Combine Your Passion & Profession
    Most people who work in the automotive industry have a real passion for cars and bikes. A career in the sector is varied and exciting, with new technological advancements and modifications being introduced and added to vehicles.

What Careers Could Our Courses Lead To…
By studying one of our courses in Engineering or Welding, you will learn the relevant skills to work in the following roles:

Engineering & Welding
Automotive Project Engineer
CAD Technician
Civil Engineer
Design Engineer
Electrical Engineer
Industrial Engineer
Structural Engineer
Lift Engineer
Maintenance Engineer

Motor Vehicle
Automotive Technician
Breakdown Engineer
Diagnostic Technician
Garage Manager
Light & Heavy Vehicle Technician
Mechanic Engineer
Mechanical, Electrical & Trim Technicians
Motorcycle Technician
Motorsport Technician
Vehicle Body Repair Operator
Vehicle Fitting Technician
Vehicle Tester

If you’re interested in working in the Engineering, Welding & Motor Vehicle industry, check out more potential career options here: