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 -

He is supported by:

  • Mr Boughton, Employer Governor
  • 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)"

See what our Employers are saying

“Firstly let me say what a wonderful group of UTC students we have had on virtual WEX this week; their behaviour has been exemplary, their engagement with Alison and I, and the wider staff at St Modwen Homes, has been brilliant and their questions have not only been relevant but also very thought provoking especially on the session we had devoted to D&I. Liv, in particular, deserves a massive thankyou and well done for acting as the host and nominated speaker in group sessions.

Alison and I would like to continue to support this cohort, especially the ones that have mentioned their interest in applying for apprenticeships/trainee programmes and wondered whether we'd be able to arrange some individual remote one-to-ones with them?”

“Good afternoon Simon,

Please find attached a copy of UTC's presentation which they delivered flawlessly this afternoon. Not only had they covered the brief they also raised some brilliant points and Tori, in particular, shared her own thoughts regarding D&I which was extremely thought provoking.

We were wondering if the group would like to attend our D&I working group session on 10th Dec 10-12.30 - could give them a 15 min slot.

We would like them to present the part of the project that focussed on Diversity – they did an amazing job! Especially Tori and they have some great ideas that could help us – obviously I will make sure they get the credit!

It would be good if we can get their ideas and so they can actually see the impact they have on our business, as well as contribute to a real D&I group, obviously this would be great activity on their CV. Is this something we could get set up?”

“Just have to say what an absolutely fantastic group of women you have!! A real testament to the superb work done at the school.”