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Engineering at Gloucestershire College 

At Gloucestershire College we are passionate about nurturing engineers for the future and encouraging new talent into the industry. 

We create effective partnerships with engineering and manufacturing companies, providing high-quality training and apprenticeships that work for the industry.

We strongly believe that apprentices should be out in the workplace from day one. Our Engineering apprentices spend 1 or 2 days in College per week, depending on the level of the course, and the rest of the time out in the workplace with their employer.


Right from day one they are your employee -  learning how your business works, gaining invaluable insight from colleagues, bringing fresh ideas into your organisation and working on real life projects.

Training Programmes and Apprenticeships


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In good company

We're trusted by over 1,000 businesses to deliver training that apprentices and businesses need. 

We work in partnership with a wide range of local Engineering companies, from large operations to smaller manufacturing departments.

Our apprenticeships are widely recognised for their quality and success rates, and we were proudly awarded Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year in 2021 and 2020.

Hear how Renishaw work with the College to develop apprentices with the skills they need

Watch our interview with engineering apprentice Sam Buck and Electronic Design Manager at Renishaw, Pete Leonard.

“The ability to develop someone in an apprenticeship means that we can give them the skills and education that Renishaw actually need to develop its future products. It’s exciting to have new, younger personnel involved in the business. Eager to learn and eager to improve their skills” Pete Leonard, Electronic Design Manager, Renishaw.

Our engineering employer partnerships

Our degree apprenticeships are delivered in partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).

Taught by UWE Bristol and Gloucestershire College lecturers, apprentices earn a UWE Bristol BSc Hons degree within easy reach of work or home.

We are a proud partner of the West of England Institute of Technology (WeIOT)

We are proud to work with Weston CollegeUniversity of the West of EnglandYeovil College and Bath College as academic partners in The West of England Institute of Technology.

The Government’s aim for IoTs is to offer an alternative to universities by specialising in delivering higher-level technical training in STEM subjects. This will boost young people's skills and provide a route for students taking T levels or A Levels to move onto higher-level technical education. IoTs will also cater for those people already in work, with higher-level technical training at Level 4 and above in STEM subjects. 

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Read our apprentice and employer success stories

More news

International Women in Engineering Day: Kanyinsola Olayomi, Graduate Lecturer in Engineering

In anticipation of the upcoming International Women in Engineering Day on 23 June, a day dedicated to honouring the remarkable accomplishments of women engineers worldwide and highlighting the incredible career prospects for girls in this dynamic industry, we spoke with Kanyinsola Olayomi. Kanyin has recently joined GC as a Graduate Lecturer in Engineering and offers valuable insights into the field.

Meet the lecturer: Vincent Seow, Engineering Degree Lecturer at GC

"In our engineering degree courses, we tailor the skillset to meet business needs relevant to our employer partners. Your apprentices will be working in the knowledge that at the end of their apprenticeship they will have a qualification that is tremendously valuable to them individually and to you as an employer."

Degree apprentices win People’s Prize at the Engineering for People Design Challenge

One of the two teams representing Gloucestershire College (GC) and the University of the West of England (UWE) in the Grand Finals have won the People’s Prize of the prestigious, annual Engineers Without Borders’ Engineering for People Design Challenge competition.

Degree apprentices qualify for finals of the Engineering for People Design Challenge

"Both teams have demonstrated strong technical knowledge, as well as innovation, leadership and project management skills. It is going to be a fantastic experience for them to present their design solutions to expert judges in the Grand Final."


Speak to our team

Get in touch with our expert Employer Training & Apprenticeships team for no-obligation advice and funding guidance for apprenticeships by emailing:, calling 0345 1552020, or filling out your details below.


Why Gloucestershire College?

We guide any ambitious and motivated person on their journey through education and their career, by providing the right environment that encourages and nurtures individual talents.

Our industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching team provide our students with the skills businesses truly need.

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

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