Studying at University Centre Somerset means learning the skills employers want, building connections with your industry, and gaining experience in the workplace. Past graduates have gone on to secure positions in high-profile organisations including Williams Formula One, EDF Energy and Dreamworks.
See where some of our alumnis have ended up!
Thomas, after graduating, joined EDF at Hinkley Point C. He began his career on the Reactor Operator training scheme and, once he has completed it, will be an operator.
"The course content aligned perfectly to the knowledge and skills I needed to become an engineer in the nuclear industry. The NCfN hub has excellent facilities where students can use the theory that they learn to solve practical problems."
In 2015, Elouise graduated from University Centre Somerset. After networking and demonstrating her talents in Media Make-up at trade shows, she landed her first big job working in the creature FX department of Star Wars.
She has since worked on over 10 other prime productions and designed make-up for an award-winning short film as a freelance artist. Elouise now lectures at Exeter College, inspiring the next generation.
James, a notable UCS alumnus, has had a successful career in motorsport. He has worked at leading organizations Strakka Racing, as a mechanic, and Williams Racing, as a Wind Tunnel Technician, playing a critical role in aerodynamic component design and development.
Today, James continues his work as a technician with Helix Motor Vehicle Manufacturing, helping to deliver sustainable products to market.
Graduating from his Level 5 teaching qualification, Geoff felt equipped with the tools he needed to become a more rounded teacher and facilitator to young learners. Now, he is a Course Leader at Bridgwater & Taunton College.
Geoff says: “Throughout the course I received excellent support and guidance from my tutor which undoubtedly led to my successful completion of the Level 5 qualification.”
After graduating UCS with a degree in Media Make-up, Katie secured employment at the Glyndebourne Opera House in East Sussex.
Since then, she went on to work for the English National Opera as a Wig and Make-up Technician, putting the skills she learnt at UCS into practice,
Following his Motorsport degree at UCS, Darren completed a masters with OBU and became a Chassis Development Engineer for Bentley Motors Ltd. and has been working as an Automotive Engineer since 2012.
He specialises in tyre noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) development and high performance automotive brake development. He has now progressed to become a Technical Project manager, focussing on Battery Electric Vehicles.