Career of the month

Each month, we’ll be shining the spotlight on a different career. Whether you’re looking to find the next step when you leave Warrington Collegiate, or want to know more about the qualifications and skills you need for your dream career, we’re here to help.

For further advice on guidance on careers, speak to our onsite Careers Adviser, based in Learner Services. 

Career of the Month – March: Engineer

There is currently a shortage of highly skilled engineers and women in the engineering sector across Warrington and the north west.


What is engineering?

Engineering is a branch of science and technology concerned with design and building, the use of engines, machines and structures. Engineers also diagnose and solve problems.

There are many different types of engineers working across various sectors, including mechanical, electrical and electronic engineers.

How much can I earn?

 Salaries range from £22,500 up to £52,000 a year for senior positions. Salaries depends on your qualification and experience.

What skills do I need to become an engineer?

You will need to develop a variety of skills including problem solving, calculating and designing. Communication skills are seen as an essential, with team work proving integral to finding solutions to problems and designs. The ability to use Computer Aided Design is also sometimes needed.

What qualifications do I need?

The qualifications you need will vary depending on the type of engineering you want to go in to.

Warrington Collegiate offers a range of engineering courses to help you on your way to that dream career including A-level equivalent, HNC/HND qualifications and apprenticeships.

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