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Bridgwater & Taunton College has a thriving Engineering department located in its flagship facilities, the Energy Skills Centre (which was opened by the Secretary of State for Climate Change in January 2011), and the Advanced Engineering Centre, due to be officially opened soon.

Professional engineering staff and advanced modern facilities the Engineering department offer a comprehensive range of engineering training programmes from apprenticeships right through to HNCs/HNDs and degree-level programmes. The curriculum covers areas such as computer aided design, manufacturing and production technologies, electrical and electronic engineering, robotics and control engineering, mechanical, maintenance, welding and fabrication, aerospace or automotive. Short courses in lean, BIT, parametric solid modelling, welding, machining and CAD are also available.

Current Vacancies

Apprenticeship and Traineeship vacancies with Bridgwater & Taunton College, are advertised on the National Apprenticeship Service website. View the current vacancies with Bridgwater & Taunton College.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

  • Higher Engineering Apprenticeships
  • Engineering Apprenticeships
  • Manufacturing Engineering Apprenticeships
  • Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeships
  • Electrical & Electronic Control Engineering Apprenticeships
  • Operations & Maintenance Engineering Apprenticeships
  • Welding & Fabrication Apprenticeships
  • Aerospace Engineering Apprenticeships

The College has recently made substantial investment in the new engineering facilities based in the Energy Skills Centre. Students can take full advantage of the fully stocked and dedicated Laboratories with the latest Robotic, CAD/CAM, CNC, Materials, Pneumatic/Hydraulics, Programmable Logic Control, Electronics and Process Control Technology.

The Engineering Apprentice programmes are maintained and modernised annually to align with engineering industry demands. We work extensively with engineering companies in Somerset and the South West, with partners ranging from large international aerospace and energy businesses to multi-disciplinary SME manufacturing and production sectors.

To demonstrate its commitment to the promotion of engineering training in the South West, Bridgwater College is delighted to be joining the Engineering Innovation Network–South West (EIN-SW) in supporting innovation for small to medium-sized companies (SMEs). As a leading training provider with an excellent reputation for providing business training solutions, we are delighted to be able to share our expertise in order to drive, develop and deliver business benefits to a wider range of engineering businesses, whilst giving our students some valuable industry experience

Alongside membership of the EIN-SW, the College is also now a partner of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funded project and will be working alongside EIN-SW to develop engineering businesses in the South-West.

What our students say

Engineering Student Maxine Ford

Maxine Ford

I previously worked as a Production Night Hygiene Operative and have always been interested in how machines work. When the machines broke down I would often stay with the engineers while they fixed them to find out what was wrong and how to fix them. Now I’ve taken that style of learning a bit further with an Apprenticeship!”

Former pupil of West Somerset Community College, in Minehead, Maxine currently works for Yeo Valley Organic and hopes to progress to an HNC in Engineering on completion of her Apprenticeship.