Ian Crews

Ian Crews
Principal

Specialism: Science | Engineering | Environmental science | Computer Science

Location: Newton Abbot

Date of opening: September 2015

For our employers, the UTC is a significant opportunity to manage a future pipeline of school leavers with the right work skills and the passion needed to secure a vibrant future for the engineering, water and environmental sectors. The UTC will be built in Newton Abbot and will serve the surrounding rural area. This will provide skilled school leavers, retain jobs and businesses and contribute to jobs creation and inward investment, retaining talented youngsters in Devon.

We believe that the UTC will be able to cater for the diversity of SMEs that we have in the South West and will be a significant way to encourage those graduating from the UTC to seek employment in the region. Centrax will play a role in helping with placements, projects, case studies and industrial exposure for students.

Tony Wiltshire
Director, Centrax Turbine Components Ltd

The strength of the UTC partnership itself speaks volumes regarding the regional requirement for more skilled scientists and engineers.

Professor Sir Steve Smith
Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Exeter University