Aston University Engineering Academy (AUEA) opens in September, 2012. It is a new type of school in a brand new building, with an intake of 120 Year 10 and 60 Year 12 students of mixed ability from across Birmingham. It is sponsored by Aston University.
The Academy, one of the first University Technical Colleges, will have a focus on science and engineering excellence, with strong links to local and national industrial partners such as Eon and National Grid. The Academy is recruiting now for aspiring young people to join the first intake and build a highly-rewarding career for themselves. Despite the difficult economic climate there remains a significant shortage of science and engineering skilled young people and earnings potential is high.
Principal Designate Lee Kilgour takes up the theme: “Maths and science will be applied to the engineering curriculum to make learning exciting, engaging and relevant. Working with our industrial partners on real engineering projects is a normal part of the working day at the Academy, helping our students to develop a passion and enthusiasm for all things engi neering.”
At 16, students can opt to follow a science A-level pathway, a technical pathway or an Apprenticeship route. All pathways will have a unique University Technical College approach. Apprentices will be offered high levels of support from both the Academy and the employer with opportunities to progress into fully sponsored places in higher education.
The new school will have an exciting and varied enrichment curriculum including fantastic sports opportunities to ensure a rounded education.
“This is a new and innovative way of learning, in a state-of-the-art, purpose-built new building, which will provide fantastic opportunities for young people to follow successful careers in science and engineering,” said Mr Kilgour.
AUEA is located at Faraday Wharf, adjacent to Birmingham Science Park Aston.
Applications for 14 and 16 year olds are open now.
For further informa tion or to download an application form visit www.auea.co.uk or to arrange a meeting with the Principal Designate call 0121 204 4282