UTC Derby

The Derby Manufacturing University Technical College (UTC) provides innovative, dynamic and empowering education and training for young people with an interest in engineering and technological careers

Their aim is to develop skilled and enterprising professionals who can make a significant contribution to engineering and science in Derby, Derbyshire and the East Midlands.

Porterbrook is a keen supporter of the UTC, and is working in partnership with the college to help develop students engaged in STEM subjects. Our long-term view is addressing the skills shortage in the rail industry by creating strong employment and career development opportunities, and contributing a variety of support to ensure UTC maintains its high standards and achieves its academic and cultural objectives.

As well as working in partnership with UTC, Porterbrook donated a wheelset from a wagon to the lobby of UTC for display purposes. Alongside a Toyota car with its bonnet removed, and a Rolls Royce jet engine, it gives students a great opportunity to take a closer look at large pieces of engineering.