Quotes from our sponsors:

“One of King’s Values is ‘making a difference in our community’, working with The Leigh UTC is a perfect fit. We are able to make a difference to young people in the region, giving them real opportunities and experiences, whilst shaping the future healthcare workforce. It’s a win-win situation. Working with UTC’s across the region helps us to raise the profile of careers that wouldn’t normally make it onto a young person’s radar and address real skills gaps.”
Joanne Young (Quality, Contracts & Training Manager, Department of Medical, Engineering and Physics, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)


“As a business that’s very reliant on the skills and talents of our engineers, we’re acutely aware of the need for a constant flow of new recruits to the industry. With ambitious plans for expansion of our international high-speed passenger services and with the launch of our new fleet of trains later in 2015 we are very focussed on the future. We have a complex operation, which is hugely challenging and along-side this are high customer expectations on service and reliability.

Therefore, for Eurostar it is not the quantity of new recruits, it is the quality and creativity of these individuals and the contribution they can make to our success. The students at Leigh UTC are going to help determine and add to the prosperity of businesses not only in the local area but indeed, nationally. We are nurturing a strong link between our company and the young men and women at Leigh UTC. This two-way relationship is mutually beneficial with the students having the opportunity to probe more into some of the finer details of our trains and systems with our engineering team. As a commercial organisation in the fiercely competitive transport arena we also provide interesting insights for the students into the commercial challenges and constraints of an international business.”
Nicolas Petrovic (CEO, Eurostar)


“Leigh UTC demonstrates a progressive attitude towards technical education as well as its links to the business community. This combination has already provided positive work experience for Leigh UTC students within our Company. They have quickly proved themselves to be the kind of employee we are looking to recruit and develop. Beck & Pollitzer is looking forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Leigh UTC.”
Andrew Hodgson (Chief Executive Officer, Beck & Pollitzer)


“For BAE Systems its great to have so many young people who are interested in a career in Engineering”
Clive Simmonds (Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Communications and Control Solutions, Electronic Systems, BAE Systems)


The Leigh UTC at The Bridge will provide a valuable educational facility specialising in engineering and computer sciences. It will engage with businesses, the local community and those further afield.”
Graham Harris (CEO Dartford Borough Council)


“The benefits of the University Technical College would give young people the opportunity to develop their skills and gain further qualifications (supported by local employers). It will provide an integrated approach within local businesses and provides a technical and academic basis for learning.”
Tim Hollands (Property Manager, Bluewater)