Year 10 Students & STEM Volunteers from Stoke Damerel College arrived en masse this morning to us here at UTC Plymouth. The Employability students were undertaking a project that shows the positive impact that appropriate Advice & Guidance can have on young people and how these fundamental skills can be transferred into the workplace.

The Education Employability Fund is running a pilot project to evaluate the impact that the benefit that this kind of additional support can have on young people in terms of future progression, compared to those who don’t receive it.

“I really felt valued at this event and have so far taken a great deal away from it. I’m really impressed with the facilities that UTC Plymouth have to offer and it has made me think hard about my future”


We hosted the event today and were able to show the Stoke Damerel students the cutting-edge facilities that are on offer. Throughout our college, the Stoke Damerel students used break-out rooms that were provided in the Engineering workshops and IT suites to enable the project reach its zenith.

UTC Plymouth staff also spoke to the Stoke Damerel students about engineering opportunities at the College that they can gain at Years 12 & 13 in terms of the BTEC Level 3 flagship programme that is delivered to great success. In the academic year 2016-17, 100% of Year 13 students passed their BTEC Level 3 in Engineering; we are extremely proud indeed of this statistic.

UTC Plymouth Principal Polly Lovell said “It was a fantastic day and it was wonderful to welcome such well behaved, respectful and committed young people onto our site. I truly hope that they all gained some solid experiences and fundamental life skills from the day, and that they take what they have learned away with them to positively influence their future”