A CGI of the Sir Simon Milton Westminster University Technical College

New Central London UTC opens its doors

The University of Westminster-backed UTC specialises in transport, construction engineering, technology and innovation.

The University of Westminster, in partnership with The Sir Simon Milton Foundation, has helped open the Sir Simon Milton Westminster University Technical College.

The Victoria-based college offers students aged 14-19 a curriculum of transport and construction engineering, challenging students to solve real life community and industry problems, working alongside professionals from industry.

Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC will operate an 8:30am - 5:00pm school day, mirroring normal business hours to ready its students for the working world.

The UTC has partnered with Network Rail, Landsec, BT Fleet, Sir Robert McAlpine, Alstom, Colas Rail and TFL, who - with the University of Westminster - are developing the curriculum for the next generation of professional engineers, technicians and innovators.

The Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC aims to address the gap between traditional teaching and work experience. By studying a curriculum based on real word needs in a professional and technical environment, students will leave with skills that are in high demand and short supply in the construction and railway industry, and for careers in a range of STEM professions.

Speaking about opening the University Technical College, principal Karen Barker said: "Studying technology opens many doors to students to very exciting and rewarding careers. Our students will have the skills to go on and make the world a better place.

“Through the partnership with the University of Westminster and the UTC’s unique Employer’s Alliance, Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC students benefit from access to the latest research, industry experts and specialist facilities.”