The UTC’s First Term!
Picture Description: The collage showcases the new signage on the UTC building, students building hammers from our DEC workshop and the Duke of Edinburgh Award workshop.
Welcome to Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC
We are a college with the aim of educating the young women and men who will become the next generation of professional engineers*, technicians and innovators. Our University Technical College delivers academic excellence for those interested in careers in maths, science or engineering, alongside problem solving and valuable technical skills, for London’s 14 to 19 year olds.
Our students are inspired by solving real life community and industry problems, working side by side with professionals from our sponsor companies in the transport engineering and construction industries. These industries are rapidly transforming London, and there is an enormous need for the ambitious, high achieving, young women and men who will come through our UTC with their innovative thinking, team working and project management skills, all standing on a bedrock of excellent academic qualifications.
Students at the Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC rapidly gain confidence and develop technical and personal skills needed to become creative contributors to shaping London, and beyond, for the better.
Students enjoy the independence of travelling into the heart of our vibrant city for an education that treats them as the young adults that they are. The flagship UTC building is a short walk from the transport hub of Victoria Station. An atmosphere of scholarly endeavour helps every student, whatever their circumstances, achieve excellence. Students are expected to show care, courtesy and consideration at all times, whether in and out of the college. We expect our students to play an active part in the local community by giving up some of their time in volunteering activities.
We are recruiting well-qualified, motivated and expert staff to light the sparks in the imaginations of the students.
The location of the UTC enables unparalleled access for students to the on-site work of our high profile industry partners: Network Rail, Landsec, BT Fleet, Alstom, Sir Robert McAlpine, Colas Rail and Transport for London. Students work with the professional engineers and project managers in these companies, solving real life business challenges where they will have to both collaborate with others and work independently. One project, for example, is to design and test double decker trains to assess their feasibility on our crowded railways. While working on these projects, students learn how to apply the English, maths, science and engineering they are studying for their GCSE or A level standard exams. Our students benefit from mentoring by students from The University of Westminster.
With the generous support of The Sir Simon Milton Foundation and The University of Westminster, the education at the UTC is world class. Students, armed with technical skills, far in advance of their peers, are ready to stride confidently forward into employment, apprenticeships or further or higher education.
*The Oxford English Dictionary defines an engineer as someone who can ‘skilfully arrange for something to happen’. No mention of the cliché of oily rags! Professional engineers in the 21st Century are usually seen in smart business wear. Their skills are in short supply and high demand.