As a College we pride ourselves on the progress our students make and on the career opportunities we provide.
Harlow College is in the top 1% of colleges for vocational and academic progress. This means our students perform better than students studying at 6th form or colleges elsewhere.
We have some fantastic links with industry that give our students a head start on the careers ladder, these include:
• Employer-sponsored and Apprenticeship programmes with Stansted Airport, the Harlow Group, Smiths Aerospace (Harlow) and BTL Precision
• Progression opportunities for Higher Apprenticeships and Degrees with GlaxoSmithKline, Anglia Ruskin University and the University Centre Harlow
• Supported internships and links to work for our students with learning disabilities
• Industry standard resources, including salons, restaurants, broadcast facilities, a theatre, recording and multimedia studios, Category C Biohazard Science labs, Healthcare mobility suite and a new purpose-built £11million Harlow Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Centre (HAMEC)
HAMEC will be focused across key engineering areas covering Advanced Manufacturing, Operational Maintenance and Civil Engineering, allowing learners a full range of learning and skills development opportunities working on live projects using state of the art industrial equipment.
The new Centre is a major investment for Harlow and will increase the number of skilled engineers and apprentices required not only in the local area but in the region. There are currently over 13,000 vacancies in the Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing sector across Essex.
The College is in partnership with Stansted Airport creating a flagship Technical and Professional Skills Centre.
The £11 million Centre at Stansted Airport is Uttlesford’s first College, providing specialist further education tailored to fill skills gaps in engineering, business, finance and Airport related industries.