Specialism: Digital technology | Advanced manufacturing | Cyber security
Location: South Gloucestershire
Date of opening: September 2017
Berkeley Green UTC will directly respond to the demand from employers for adaptable, flexible and suitably skilled young people to support the growing engineering and digital sectors in Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire and Bristol. The University Technical College will provide young people with a unique opportunity to take part in an employer led curriculum in a challenging, fun and supportive environment. The strong links with education and business partners will support learner’s progression to both higher education and employment. Berkeley Green UTC is sponsored by South Gloucestershire & Stroud College in partnership with the University of Gloucestershire and regional, national and international employers.
The development of a UTC at Berkeley is fantastic news for the region and for businesses like ours, as we continue to expand there is a pressure to ensure that we have access to the quantity and quality of technical people to fill the roles we will generate. This UTC will go a long way in ensuring these skills meet the demand of the region and I am delighted we will be part of this venture moving forward, helping to shape the future of any possible Brunel’s.Neill Ricketts
Chief Executive, Versarien plc