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Engineering at B&FC

Careers in engineering are exciting, rewarding and creative, and ideal for those with good problem-solving skills and a flair for maths and science. Engineers are in extremely high demand; 186,000 people with engineering skills are needed per year in the run up to 2024.* Roles that are particularly hard to fill include design development engineers, engineering technicians and mechanical engineers.

B&FC’s Engineering department is the only one in Lancashire judged as Grade 1 Outstanding. Our programmes are co-created with major employers to provide industry-relevant skills that have supported career progression with companies such as EDF Energy, Westinghouse Springfields Fuels, BAE Systems and Airbus.

Discover how B&FC can help you begin or advance a career in engineering. Contact us on T 01253 504 343 or E info@blackpool.ac.uk.

*Prospects.ac.uk 2018

Engineering programmes

Careers

A current shortage of skilled engineers means there are excellent career opportunities for talented engineering graduates within a variety of sectors. Engineering tends to attract the highest salaries for graduates compared with all other subjects of study, and is consistently among the highest paid professions in the UK.

Most popular career routes:

Electrical Engineer | Manufacturing Engineer | Aerospace Engineer | CAD Technician | Civil Engineer | Design or Development Engineer | Electronics Engineer | Engineering Technician | Energy Engineer | Mechanical Engineer | Nuclear Engineer | Site Engineer | Maintenance Engineer
 

£34,000
Average annual wage in this sector
4,075
Annual job openings in the North West
Engineer using a laptop

What our staff and students say

Why choose B&FC?

Why Choose B&FC?

Getting Here

With our FREE 24/7 Blackpool Transport travel pass, eligible students* get unlimited use of any Blackpool Transport bus or Tram. We also offer help with long-distance travel costs.

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Personalised Learning

Your own personal progress tutor will help you to settle in, keep you informed about upcoming events and provide ongoing support and guidance. We also offer confidential counselling.

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Money Matters

We offer a FREE healthy breakfast for everyone. You could also get up to £1200 worth of funding and FREE meals if you're in care or receiving certain benefits.

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Learning Support

If you have a disability (including a specific learning or mental health difficulty) we will help you to access the support needed to manage your studies as independently as possible.

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Food and Drink

From smoothies to sub rolls, we offer a wide range of low-cost food and drink plus a FREE healthy breakfast for everyone and FREE meals for eligible students*.

*Eligibility applies - see blackpool.ac.uk/support/funding for details

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Career Planning

Our free careers service includes expert advice and resources to help with making career choices, applying to university and coaching to get you ready for employment.

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Expert Tutors

Our tutors are specialists in their subjects and help you develop the skills you need to be successful. They regularly spend time in industry to keep their knowledge and experience up-to-date.

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Students' Union

Our Students' Union runs a variety of clubs, societies and events, all aimed at giving you the best student experience possible. You could also get involved as a rep or elected officer.

Why Choose B&FC

Sports

Sports are big at B&FC and there are lots of fitness activites and College teams for you to join, facilitated through our all-weather pitch, sports hall and fitness suite-inspirations.

Work experience opportunities

B&FC works with a wide range of leading engineering companies, offering specific industry placements that offer valuable sector experience.

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Industry-standard facilities

“I’ve seen a few of these technology centres over the past ten years and this is by far the biggest and best, it really is impressive.”
World superbike legend Carl Fogarty, while visiting the Advanced Technology Centre.

Student and tutor in engineering workshop

Advanced engineering workshops include the latest CNC technology.

Student controlling robotics

Our project zone features pneumatics, robotics, electronics and the latest CAD design studio.

Advanced Technology Centre Blackpool and The Fylde College

B&FC's £10.5m Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) is producing the engineers of the future.

Student experience

Shaping bright futures

Our engineering students access fascinating industry placements such as the one at Blackpool’s Lightworks Depot. Here, students are supporting skilled craftsmen and engineers to create and maintain the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations.

Inspire the next generation

Engineering students mentor pupils from local schools through exciting initiatives such as the annual Young Engineers competition and the new Blackpoolrobo robotics challenge.

Group of engineering staff and students at Blackpool and The Fylde College

Apply for a place!

It's easy to apply - you just need to click on your chosen programme then click on the 'apply' or 'enquire' button. Some workplace programmes even have an 'enrol' button so you can sign up there and then.

Complete the quick and easy application form then wait for our professional and friendly Admissions Team to get in touch.

How to Apply

How to find us

University Centre
Park Road
Blackpool
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Ashfield Road
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Blackpool
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Lancashire Energy HQ
Squires Gate Lane
Blackpool
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