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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
What our staff and students say
Why choose B&FC?
With more than 1,000 employer partnerships, our work with employers has earned us the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize.
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.
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.
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.
With our FREE 24/7 Blackpool Transport travel pass, eligible students get unlimited use of any Blackpool Transport bus or tram. From 2019, we’ll also be offering a FREE circular bus service.
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.
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.
Sports are big at B&FC and there are lots of fitness activities and College teams for you to join, facilitated through our all-weather pitch, sports hall and fitness suite.
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.
Work experience opportunities
B&FC works with a wide range of leading engineering companies, offering specific industry placements that offer valuable sector experience.
Keith Tidmarsh, Apprentice Training Manager
Take a virtual tour
“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.
Advanced engineering workshops include the latest CNC technology.
Our project zone features pneumatics, robotics, electronics and the latest CAD design studio.
B&FC's £10.5m Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) is producing the engineers of the future.
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.
How to find us
Squires Gate Lane