Careers in Engineering

Careers in Engineering

Studying engineering at Barnsley College will enable you to develop skills for a range of careers such as: Electrical Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Toolmaker, Welder, Fabricator, Motor Vehicle Technician, Motor Sport Technician.

pathways_icon Our Engineering pathways and

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Did you know?

By 2022 the UK will need at least 1.82 million new Engineering, Science and Technology Professionals.

All students have access to:

Student Profile

Victoria Simpson

Engineering Electrical/Mechanical (Mechatronics) Level 3 (Foundation and Extended Diploma) Full-time

““I enjoy everything about my course and I really like the relaxed environment at college. Eventually, I would like to work as a Civil Engineer and this course is the starting point to help me reach my career goal.””

Darton College

Student Profile

Kirsten Wiles

Engineering Electrical/Mechanical (Mechatronics) Level 3 (Foundation and Extended Diploma) Full-time

““I want a career in Air Traffic Control so that’s why I chose engineering. I enjoy college and I know that I will pass my course because of the amazing support I have received from the college. “I am the only girl in my class so being part of the Girlineers society at college is a great opportunity to encourage more females to get into engineering and promote the exciting range of careers that are available within the industry.” ”

Wath Comprehensive School

Student Profile

Adam Whittle

Motorsport Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 3 Extended Diploma Full-time

““I really enjoy the practical side of this course. You get a real sense of achievement because you get to work on real cars in a workshop. You then you get the chance to go to a track day to see the finished car in a professional racing competition.” ”

Former Holy Trinity School pupil (St Michaels)

Alumni Profile

Jordon Lee Thicket

Electrical Engineering Level 3 Extended Diploma

“My time at Barnsley College went so quickly. I was sad to leave but I am excited for the new challenges which lay ahead. The course has given me a good amount of experience and has helped me get into university which is where I want to be.”

Studying a BEng (Hons) in Aerospace Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University

Reasons to join us at Barnsley College

Reason 1

96% of our Engineering students go on to further study or employment after completing their course at Barnsley College.


Reason 2

Over 200 apprentices study with the Engineering Department from a range of companies.


Reason 3

You can study Motor Sport from Level 2 through to Higher National Diploma (HND) at University Campus Barnsley. You will work on real cars and attend rally events providing you with hands-on practical experience to enhance your learning.


Reason 4

Skilled workers are in short supply in every single type of Engineering from Mechanical to Civil.


Reason 5

All our Engineering courses are delivered in the College’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Centre which has excellent custom built engineering and electrical workshops and specialist laboratory facilities.