Study at the Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC and you can make a difference and solve problems that are important to society. Study with us and you can work with other talented people. When you finish your studies at the UTC, you will have lots of career options. Society will always need people like you, with the confidence to come up with new ways of thinking and doing things.
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 will deliver 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 will be 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 will rapidly gain confidence and develop technical and personal skills needed to become creative contributors to shaping London, and beyond, for the better.
Students will 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 will help every student, whatever their circumstances, achieve excellence. Students will be expected to show care, courtesy and consideration at all times, whether in and out of the college. We will 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, Land Securities, BT Fleet, Alstom, Sir Robert McAlpine and Transport for London. Students will 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, would be to design and test double decker trains to assess their feasibility on our crowded railways. While working on these projects, students will be learning how to apply the English, maths, science and engineering they are studying for their GCSE or A level standard exams. Our students will benefit from mentoring by students from The University of Westminster.
With the generous support of The Sir Simon Milton Foundation, The University of Westminster and City of Westminster College, the education at the UTC will be world class. Students, armed with technical skills, far in advance of their peers, will be ready to stride confidently forward into employment, apprenticeships or further or higher education.
Karen Barker, Principal Designate
*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.