Why is working with employers, universities and the public sector important to us?

What does this mean for our students?

Students get a real world experience of work alongside traditional school qualifications.

Students build a network of contacts in businesses and universities which will support them in the future.

Students build the skills employers are looking for locally.

Students are motivated and more confident to apply for roles and university.

We can broker opportunities for students rather than just raise them.

Over 150 placements last year 100%
Two Seminar afternoons last year
Over 20 visits to industry last year
Over 190 hours of industry inspired project based learning
Unconditional UCAS offers for our Year 13 students
Jobs and apprenticeships with our business partners secured by our Year 13 students
Support in applying for apprenticeships and jobs and preparing for interviews

Our Sponsors

Local employers from the sector play a major role in Wigan UTC. They work to shape the curriculum, with a specific focus on the technical skills and knowledge that relate to future jobs and skills shortages that match the needs of the local economy.

This includes delivery of projects in and out of the classroom by consultants at the local Hospital Trust, expert masterclasses and skills development with our partners, Network Rail, Siemens, Milliken, Murr Elektronik and many more.


  • Develops and produces electrical and electronic automation products for efficient applications.
  • 1900 Employees.
  • Turnover in 2014  – €220M.

Network Rail

  • Network Rail is the owner and infrastructure manager of most of the rail network in England, Scotland and Wales.
  • 34,000 Employees.
  • Turnover – £6.2 billion (2013).


  • It is the largest engineering company in Europe. The principal divisions of the company are Industry, Energy Healthcare, and Infrastructure & Cities, which represent the main activities of the company.
  • 362,000 Employees.
  • Turnover in 2014  –  €71.9 billion.


  • UTC University sponsor.
  • 32,000 Students.
  • Investing £20 million in an engineering innovation centre.

Ainscough Industrial Services

  • Services range from the local installation of a single machine to the international relocation of an entire factory.
  • 300+ Employees.
  • Turnover in 2014  –  £30 million.


  • By combining science with design and insights, Milliken tackles the issues and concerns of today. The company is active across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials.
  • 7000 Employees.
  • 39 manufacturing facilities across the world.

Endress + Hauser

  • Endress+Hauser (Endress and Hauser) is a Swiss-based instrumentation and process automation company. Endress+Hauser operates in the instrumentation market with offices around the world, producing instruments measuring level, volume flow, mass flow, density, pressure, and temperature.
  • 12,435 Employees.
  • Turnover in 2014  –  €2 billion.

JD Engineering Ltd

  • JD Engineering Ltd. is an established business of 35 years, moving into new technology, investing in new machinery and looking to expand.The business is run by father and son, with around 60 years of top level engineering experience between them. Most of this is precision sub contract engineering.