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Alumni

At the UTC we have very high aspirations for our student’s future destinations. We are excited and encouraged by the diversity of industry partners and employers who are seeking to recruit our students into the STEM sectors and we cannot wait to see where our student’s futures will take them.

We will be keeping in contact with our Alumni and ensuring they continue to be an embedded aspect of the UTC to raise aspirations of our current students supporting, guiding and mentoring them into their future destinations and careers.

If you are a former student and are interested in being part of the UTC South Durham Alumni team please get in touch, we would love to see how you're getting on and to hear about the fantastic jobs, apprenticeships and academic careers you are now involved in.

Former UTC student now working for Hitachi Rail EU

Staff Profiles

UTC student Felicity Nkomo celebrates her A-level results

Felicity Nkomo

Felicity studied Tech Level Engineering Design and Core Maths in Sixth Form at UTC. In 2020, she secured a degree level apprenticeship in with international design company Hanson.
Sixth Form student Tom Shepherd making visors in the engineering hall

Thomas Shepherd

Thomas studied Tech Level Mechatronics, A-level Maths and A-level Physics. He is now at the University of Loughborough studying Product Design Engineering.
Phil Atkinson and Stephen Henry shake hands in front of BTS' offices.

Stephen Henry

After studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Computer Science at UTC, Stephen secured a degree apprenticeship in Civil Engineering with BTS Fabrications.
A student works in a classroom at UTC South Durham.

Ethan Lawrence

Ethan studied Maths, Physics and BTEC Engineering, and is now studying Physics with Space Science at the University of Leicester.
Will Barker, a Sixth Form student, holds a UTC frame

Will Barker

Will secured an apprenticeship as an Engineer in Quality with Teescraft Engineering. Will studied Tech Level Engineering Design and Core Maths in Sixth Form at UTC.
Sixth Form student Reece Stephenson

Reece Stephenson

Reece completed the pre-apprenticeship course in 2020 and secured an apprenticeship with Hydram Engineering.
A female student smiles during class at UTC South Durham.

Kirsten Parr

Kirsten secured a degree level business apprenticeship in accounting with Ernst and Young. Kirsten studied Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Business Studies
Sixth Form student Finn Trewhitt at UTC

Finn Trewhitt

After studying Tech Level Mechatronics (double award) and Maths, Finn moved to Italy to work as an installation engineer!
Sixth Form student Ben Miller at UTC

Ben Miller

Ben secured a place at Northumbria University to study Mechanical Engineering. He studied Tech Level Mechatronics (double award), Product Design and Core Maths.