Engineering and Electrical

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Take your first steps towards a career in Engineering, Electrical Installation or Welding at Hull College.

Our study programmes - taught by experts with a wealth of industry knowledge and experience - have been specially designed to help you make your mark in these exciting hands-on industries. Along with benefiting from our fantastic links to industry, you will train in our dedicated workshop facilities and be able to utilise our industry-standard equipment to improve and develop your skillset and prepare you for success in these hands-on careers.

Do you wonder how things are made? Are you excited by how things work? Enjoy working with both your head and your hands? If yes, a career in Engineering could be the perfect option for you! 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 you choose, building a strong foundation of knowledge at Hull College can set you on your journey to success.

With opportunities in domestic households, the industrial sector, commercial properties, renewable energy and many other industries, becoming an electrician could be an excellent choice for you. Our Level 1, 2 and 3 Electrotechnical courses provide the first steps on the road to becoming fully qualified to work in industry, covering domestic, industrial and commercial environments. Through a mixture of practical, hands-on training and theory sessions, you will learn and develop the skills and recognised practices required to succeed as an electrician.

Welding is a fabrication process whereby two or more parts are fused together by means of heat, pressure or both forming a join as the parts cool. It is an exciting trade that is crucial to not just the manufacturing industry but also other fields such as construction, automotive, shipbuilding, transport, aerospace, electronics and most engineering services - the list is endless! Our highly practical courses are delivered in our dedicated Welding workshops, which are located at our Cannon Street campus. Our industry-experienced tutors will give you all the practical and transferable skills you will need to be successful in your future field, whether you are looking to start your own business or find the perfect employer.

Industry Insights

The Manufacturing Sector accounts for 14% of the Humber region’s workforce, employing over 63,000 people. The Engineering Sector, meanwhile, accounts for 2% of the Humber region’s workforce, employing over 7,500 people.

The region is strong in manufacturing linked to healthcare technologies, with large, market leading companies located here including Smith and Nephew, Reckitt and Croda.

There is an annual shortfall of up to 59,000 engineering graduates & technicians to fill core engineering roles nationally.

New industries and technologies are emerging, adding to already significant demand for engineering skills. 203,000 people with Level 3+ engineering skills are needed every year to meet demand.

Currently 40% of manufacturers say 40% of their workforce is above the age of 50, and while they are keen to keep hold of these workers – who often possess specialist skills – there is a growing need to attract the next generation.

What Careers could this lead to?

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. Once qualified you will have access to whole range of jobs, including...

Aerospace Engineer, CAD Technician, Civil Engineer, CNC Machinist, Design Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electrician, Engineering Maintenance Technician, Fabricator, Mechanical Engineer, Pipe Fitter, Sheet Metal Worker, Structural Engineer, Toolmaker, Welder.


English and maths are important life skills that will help you to succeed in your education, career and everyday life.

If you have not yet achieved your Grade 4 in the new GCSE examinations or a Grade C in the old GCSE examinations, in either English and/or maths, you will continue to study these subjects as part of your study programme to help you work towards this level, supported by our dedicated tutors.

Improving your skills can not only enhance your job opportunities and career prospects, but also open the doors to further study and university.

Benefits of improving your English and maths skills include...

  • They will help you to progress to higher level study
  • They will enable you to get you a better job
  • You will be able to access more career opportunities
  • They will help you earn more money in the future
  • They will provide you with better life opportunities

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Why Hull College should be your first choice..

Choosing to continue your education with us is about more than just gaining a qualification, it is the perfect opportunity to prepare yourself for your chosen career - whether you are a school leaver or adult learner.

We believe in providing you with the best opportunities for development through our inspirational teaching, excellent facilities, and strong connections to employers to help set you on the path to the career of your dreams. We care about your future and want to help you achieve your full potential.