Employer-led projects

Employers are fundamental to all UTCs. They shape the technical specialisms of the UTC and ensure it meets the needs of local employers.

We are unique amongst UTCs in being located at the heart of an industry employer-led environment: MediaCityUK in Salford.

Employers influence the teaching and learning that you will receive, provide leadership in the structure of the curriculum, and endorse the qualifications offered at a UTC.

They also:

  • Work with teachers to create employer projects that focus on real-life challenges and are relevant to industry
  • Give students high-quality and relevant work experience
  • Support and mentor students, guiding them on career routes and options

By working on live projects and with industry professionals you will not only master relevant industry techniques and standards, but will experience a unique enrichment programme of extra-curricular activities that will inspire and reward.

The UTC@MediaCityUK has an employer partner portfolio that mirrors our curriculum and options. This includes organisations such as ITV, Cisco, Flix, UKFAST, Unity, dock10, Oracle, Deluxe, Panasonic and Adobe. Alongside these we will also be working with Apple, Google, Autodesk and the BBC.

You’ll work with leading names in television, animation, broadcast studios, the internet and communication technology.


We also have an employer engagement team who post regular updates on the exciting projects run at UTC on their blog, which you can find by clicking here.