Richie Wheatcroft

Richie Wheatcroft

Address 3 Locomotive Way,
DE24 8PU


Phone 01332 477400

Specialism: Manufacturing | Engineering

Location: Derby

Date of opening: September 2015

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Derby Manufacturing UTC's core purpose is to provide a technical and academic education for 14-19 year olds, as employers and educators join forces to create a unique learning experience, allowing them to become skilled, qualified and experienced young adults. Together we will prepare our young people to be the successful employers, and employees of the future, who will make a positive contribution to the future economic success of the East Midlands.

Graduates of Derby Manufacturing UTC will be confident, well-rounded and articulate. Our young people will leave the UTC and progress into Higher Education, Apprenticeships, jobs with further training or self-employment as skilled, professional and enterprising young people, thus helping to ensure we retain our talent locally. In addition, the UTC will be a catalyst for supporting the raising of standards in surrounding schools, at all levels, through the sharing of outstanding practice.

Our sponsors and partners believe that the development of the UTC will have a positive impact on the lives of students, our communities, and the engineering and emerging technology-based industries across Derby, Derbyshire and the East Midlands. The vision for Derby Manufacturing UTC is to be a national centre of excellence for Engineering education and training, with a focus on Advanced Manufacturing, Product Design, Materials Science, Advanced Composites and Sustainability in Engineering.

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