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Career Pathways

Careers and employability are at the heart of everything we do and this is reflected in our core values – our motto is ‘technical excellence and employable graduates’.

UTCs prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow. Driven by local industry needs, UTCs are located in areas of high skills demand. UTCs work with over 400 employers and universities to provide direct pathways into technical careers across the most exciting industries

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Engineering plays a vital role in the UK’s economic and societal wellbeing, providing quality employment on a large scale and some of the key solutions to major global challenges. In the face of technological advancements and a changing political and economic landscape, developing the pipeline to address the skills needs of the engineering sector remains a key challenge.  Analysis shows robust demand for labour, and an outstripping of supply in many engineering industries.


The curriculum at Scarborough UTC is tried and tested at developing the knowledge, skills and understanding in our young people to ensure they are well placed to take up these opportunities in the engineering industry.

Computer science

Once a specialty only associated with government agencies and defence contractors, cyber security has now entered the mainstream. Industries such as health care, finance, manufacturing and retail all recruit cyber security professionals to protect valuable information from cyber breaches. The demand for specialists in the field is high. A report by job analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies found job postings for openings in cyber security have grown three times faster than those for IT jobs overall, and cyber security professionals are earning 9 percent more than their IT counterparts.

Cyber security degrees and careers at a glance

From ‘ethical hackers’ who probe and exploit security vulnerabilities in web-based applications and network systems to cryptographers who analyse and decrypt hidden information from cyber terrorists, cyber security professionals work in virtually every industry responding rapidly to real-world threats.  While there are cyber security associated degree programmes, high-level careers require an array of technical IT skills and advanced analysis capabilities found in graduate-level degree programmes.


Nationally and regionally, there is a shortage of people with the right skills progressing into the health and care sectors.  This is confirmed in the paper

‘Creating the workforce of the future: a new collaborative approach for the NHS and colleges in England’ where Lord Victor Adebowale Chair, NHS Confederation said that:

‘The response to COVID-19 has shone a light on the commitment, skills and passion of our health and care workforce and the pride with which they, and indeed the wider country, take in their work. Yet this was a workforce under severe strain before the pandemic. In England alone, the NHS is currently operating with over 90,000 vacancies, while a quarter of all social care staff are on zero-hours contracts. It is not surprising that sector leaders have been highlighting the need to meet existing and future workforce needs as their biggest challenge for some time.

Local Opportunities

Recruiting health staff is an ongoing problem for the local NHS trusts.

There is no specialist provision for 14-16 year olds in the Scarborough and Ryedale area for curriculum choices in the health and care sectors.

Social Care

Working in social care means supporting people with their non-clinical needs, although there is an important crossover between working in health and working in social care.

1.48 million people currently work in the social care sector. Because of the increasing number of disabled younger adults living longer and the growing number of older people needing care, adult social care is growing and the sector needs at least another half a million jobs, and people to do them, by 2030.

You could help people in their own homes, in residential homes or in a number of other places such as day centres or supported housing.


Healthcare focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans. It is delivered by professionals in medicine, optometry, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, allied health, and other care providers. It refers to the work done in providing primary care, secondary care, and tertiary care, as well as in public health.

Possible careers in health and social care:

Healthcare scientist Nursing – various specialisms Operating department practitioner
Paramedic Dentist Doctor
Midwifery Occupational therapist Dental hygienist
Pharmacy Pharmacy technician Healthcare assistant
Optometrist Speech and language therapy assistant Health visitor
Care assistant Social worker Public health


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