Careers

Thomas Telford UTC offers a full time Careers team to support students, parents and carers in regards to their next steps once they leave the UTC. Our key aim at Thomas Telford UTC is to ensure that our students make well-informed decisions about the future and have the skills to succeed in whatever pathway they’ve chosen.

The Careers Team consists of a full time Careers Leader and Vice Principal, Mr Maxfield - Simon.Maxfield@wmcutc.co.uk.

He is supported by:

  • Mr Boughton, Employer Governor - Bruce.Boughton@wmcutc.co.uk
  • Ms Fadian, Employer Engagement Officer
  • Mrs Gleeson, Employer Engagement Officer

One of the things that makes a UTC different from a mainstream school is that students have already decided that they may be interested in pursuing a career in a particular field. Throughout their time with us, we will seek to ‘demystify’ the huge range of career opportunities and pathways within our specialist areas but also beyond. In this way we can ensure students are very well informed when making decisions about their next steps. Joining a UTC really is taking the first step in your career.

“The curriculum sets the school apart from more traditional secondary schools. It is successful in its stated aim of ‘giving students a distinct advantage in seeking professional and technical careers within the construction, built environment and related information and communication technology (ICT) industries’.” (Ofsted, 2018)"