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Our engineering courses offer the opportunity to carry out practical activities in a realistic workshop environment. All classroom-based theoretical units are delivered by highly qualified and experienced lecturers who support you in learning to work safely and effectively, ensuring efficient use of resources and materials.
You will have the opportunity to attend various exhibitions and meet with a range of local employers, allowing for the potential for future work placements or further education at a higher level.

Lecturer demonstrating in engineering workshop

Build your career in Engineering

Our study programmes are mainly practically based, so you can expect to learn through a hands-on approach in our modern engineering workshops.
You will develop your underpinning knowledge and related practical skills in a range of engineering subjects and through interactions with local employers who will share their knowledge and experience with you.

Learners also get the opportunity to attend various exhibitions, such as the Duxford Engineering Technology Skills Exhibition.

During your time with us, you will also expand your personal, social, and employability skills; which include opportunities to work on community projects and explore the various career pathways within the engineering industry.

Careers in the Engineering Sector

Book an Open Event and come visit us!

Come and visit us on one of our college Open Events, where you can find out more about our courses, check out our facilities and speak to current learners and staff.

Two learners talking to a member of staff in the welding workshop.

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Engineering Workshop

Our engineering workshop is industry standard and aims to introduce learners to the continually expanding world of mechanical engineering.

The workshop includes CNC lathes, drilling machine, guillotine and precision hand tools.

A photo of the College engineering workshop

Help & Support

Moving from school to college can be something of a culture shock. But at Suffolk New College we’ve created a supportive, social environment where you can easily get access to the help and advice you need, make new friends and get the most out of your time with us.

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Looking to earn while you learn?

On an apprenticeship you’re employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification – usually for one day a week at College.

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