Why a UTC in Durham

Every parent wants their child to get the best education and a satisfying job that helps them reach their full potential. That's why two of the area's leading employers, Hitachi Rail Europe and Getstamp Tallent, and the University of Sunderland have come together to create a University Technical College (UTC) for South Durham.

The North East has a proud history of industry and technical innovation; it also has an exciting future.  Young people are interested by technology and looking for meaningful careers.  Companies are looking for bright young people who are ready for work and have the right attitude to succeed.  The UTC is designed to match those needs and ensure that both thrive. 

We are located on the Aycliffe Business Park, home to over 250 businesses and over 10,000 employees.  We work with businesses from across a wide range of sectors and across the whole of the North East, and our students travel from far and wide to take advantage of the opportunities open to them.