UTC Reading students look to exciting futures as hard work pays off

Year 13 students are celebrating this morning after their hard work, determination and resilience has paid off with exam results that will open doors to the next stages of their lives.

Eager students picked up their A Level and technical qualification results this morning, securing them places on either prestigious apprenticeships or degree apprenticeships with local and national employers or degree courses at their chosen Universities.

UTC Reading offers three distinct pathways at Post 16: Technical, A Level and combination of the two in a unique workplace-style environment.

This year’s excellent results have once again secured students places on prestigious apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships with companies such as, BMW Mini, IBM, Stantec, Royal Navy, QinetiQ, RAF, AWE and others.

University continues to be a popular option at UTC Reading and this year our students have accepted offers at universities; including Reading, Swansea, Bath, Oxford Brookes, Portsmouth, Surrey and Brunel to name a few.

Here’s where some of our students are off to:

  • Merlin Muka secured a spot at University of Bath to study Mechanical Engineering
  • Matteo Filisetti will be starting an apprenticeship with BMW Mini , as well as Alex Lee who is also joining on a degree apprenticeship
  • Matteo Bergstedt will be going to Brunel University London to study Product Design engineering
  • Elise Hammond has secured a space at Swansea University to study Aerospace engineering
  • Jaikirat Mahanger is also off to Swansea University to study Computer science
  • Oscar George has applied for a Royal Navy apprenticeship in warfare officer/maritime engineering

We are so proud of all our students, who have worked exceptionally hard after another challenging year following their experience through the pandemic, and we look forward to hearing about their future adventures.

Our vision is to ‘transform lives through learning’ and the journey our students have been on working alongside employers while at UTC Reading means they are extremely well-prepared for the next step.

Executive Principal of UTC Reading, Jonathan Nicholls, said:

“Our students collecting their results today and securing their next destination marks the end of a complex period for this cohort. Having not sat their GCSE’s and Level 2 qualifications in the summer of 2020 due to the pandemic, this is the first time they have sat exams in this format with all the pressure and expectation that comes with them.

“Their resilience and focus on the process through their time in our sixth form has helped them to today, where they will now take their first major steps into adult life. They have showed flexibility and determination throughout the last two years and I am very proud of them all.

“It is wonderful to see the transformation on our students and to know they are moving on to a rich mixture of degrees, apprenticeship and degree apprenticeships.

“ It has been our pleasure to support them on the journey to this point. I cannot wait to hear how they progress through the next years of their lives.”

UTC Reading is offering information, advice and guidance to anyone who is unsure as to what to do next after their A Levels or BTEC Level 3 programmes.

UTC Reading is strongly focused on preparing students for their future careers and lives, supporting them with everything from CV-writing and interview preparation to the day-to-day skills required to succeed in the workplace. This, combined with opportunities to work with the college’s industry partners, gives UTC students a distinct advantage when applying for apprenticeships, higher education courses and employment.


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