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Welcome to UTC Reading

As you approach the beginning of GCSEs or Post-16, you’ll be facing some important choices about your learning. You’ll know that getting these decisions right will set you on the path to a great career. We’re really pleased that you’re thinking of coming to UTC Reading and ta...

What our students say

  • Take Five: Five questions answered by Heena, Year 12

    Year 12 student Heena answers five questions about her experience of UTC Reading

  • Take Five video: Five questions answered by Sam, Year 13

    Year 13 student Sam answers five questions about his experience of UTC Reading

  • Take Five: Five questions answered by Imashi, Year 13

    Year 13 student Imashi answers five questions about her experience of UTC Reading

  • Take Five: Five questions answered by Sampath, Year 13

    Year 13 student Sampath answers five questions about his experience of UTC Reading

  • Take Five: Five questions answered by Lotinha, Year 13

    Year 13 student Lotinha answers five questions about her experience of UTC Reading

  • Take Five: Five questions answered by Simon, Year 13

    Year 13 student Simon answers five questions about his experience of UTC Reading

  • Take Five: Five questions answered by Caitlin, Year 12

    Year 12 student Caitlin answers five questions about her experience of UTC Reading

  • Take Five: Five questions answered by Kieron, Year 13

    Year 13 student Kieron answers five questions about his experience of UTC Reading

  • Reon, Year 12

    Reon has been at UTC Reading since Year 10 and hopes to get an engineering apprenticeship when he leaves after Year 13.

  • Emma Clarke, Year 13

    Emma joined UTC Reading in Year 12 because she wanted to do the Engineering BTEC.

  • Karl Matthews, Year 13

    Karl Matthews, Year 13 student at UTC Reading, was particularly attracted to the UTC because of the links with industry.

  • Robert Goodenough, Year 12

    Robert Goodenough joined the UTC in Year 12, having been attracted to the facilities and specialisms in computing and engineering.

  • Katie Munday

    The staff at UTC Reading gave me confidence and encouraged me to do my best when I had a lot of doubts.

  • Sean Chapman

    Studying at UTC Reading has given me a great personal learning journey and an amazing experience.

  • Joe Bond

    I will miss UTC Reading. They have a certain way of approaching learning and it suits me and many others looking for similar careers.

  • Jai Allen

    UTC Reading gave me the extra edge that companies are looking for.

  • Rebecca Morris

    Studying at UTC Reading gave me a brilliant hands-on experience as to what working will be like.

  • James Weeks, 18

    I feel like I’m in a forward thinking environment, where we can try out new ideas and get involved in different projects.

  • Rebekah Kinchin, 14

    I’m really enjoying my time at the UTC. I get to study subjects I love every day and use great technology.

  • Sophie Wooldridge, 17

    I joined UTC Reading as I want to specialise in computer science. It also means I can get my A-levels in maths and physics.

  • Samkeliso Kimeinyi, 14

    Alongside my normal classes, I’ve also been working towards professional Microsoft qualifications during independent learning time.

  • "Too many school and college leavers lack the abilities employers look for. UTCs give employers the chance to do something about it at the local level. We’re directly involved in UTC Reading designing the curriculum, choosing qualifications and delivering exciting projects which bring learning to life." Nigel Ward, Network Rail

Case Studies

  • Women in STEM: Cisco apprenticeship case study

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  • Prudential: Partnership develops future talent

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  • John Lewis partnership

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  • Internet of Things - Supporting Reading Year of Culture

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  • Risk-Taking and Problem-Solving Week - developing risk taking, building resilience

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  • Kier Consortium and UTC Reading secure CITB funding

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  • STEM - Children and the Chocolate Factory

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  • Microsoft Global Showcase School

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  • Cisco Careers

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  • Oracle Experience Day for Year 10 Students 


    Last week, all year 10 students were invited to Oracle for a day of tech inspiration on Wednesday 11 October.
  • IET Women in STEM Talk 


    As part of Ada Lovelace Day, on Tuesday 10 October at UTC Reading we had an inaugural talk as part of our IET...
  • Network Rail Introductory Presentation


    Year 12 and 13 engineers at UTC Reading received a visit last week from Network Rail to explore the exciting opportunities open to them once...
  • Royal Navy Training Week


    This month, a group of eight engineering students from UTC Reading spent a week at Portsmouth Harbour with the Royal Navy, learning an array...
  • IET Talk on ARM Technology


    UTC Reading hosted a talk this month by Jon Black, Principal Engineer at ARM; a British multinational semiconductor and software design comp...

Upcoming Events

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  • Microsoft
  • Cisco
  • University of Reading
  • Network Rail
  • Peter Brett