Every industry and every area of society depends on the work of engineers. They provide technological solutions to the problems, issues and ideas that affect every area of our lives.
They design, manufacture and maintain almost everything people and industries use; from computers, spacecraft and boats, to corkscrews, buildings and chemical reactors. Advances in technology wouldn’t happen without engineers; and so the people who work in this sector are massively important in developing the future of our society.
Engineering careers are hugely diverse in terms of their job responsibilities and their working locations. As an engineer you could be working in an office, in a laboratory, on an oil rig in the middle of the ocean, in a factory, or even in outer space. A massive variety of industries need professional engineers. Some of the most popular include: defence, space, energy, transport, environmental, medical, pharmaceutical, construction, marine and food and drink. So if this exciting sector sounds like something you’d like to get your teeth into then read on...
If all things mechanical are your thing, and you enjoy working with a variety of materials using hand and machine tools, then our courses will help prepare you for a future in engineering.
Choose an engineering course at Guildford College and you’ll learn the practical skills and underpinning theory with which to launch your career in this dynamic field. You’ll also gain valuable experience in our purpose built specialist computer-aided design studios which are equipped with latest industry standard Solidworks and auto-CAD software including FEM Fluid dynamics, sustainable design and CAM.
Engineering maintenance technicians can earn between £18-22,000 once qualified, rising to up to £35,000 with more experience.
After further courses, you could undertake university degrees in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, product design or aeronautical engineering.
“I feel like I have picked up skills which will be very useful in industry, all the units I studied are applicable and all the tutors are experts in the industry and experienced in their fields. This is a practical course, the tutors and facilities for studying engineering are excellent at Guildford College.”
Jenson - Engineering Level 3 Extended Diploma