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In our modern facilities at Highbury Campus, our Northarbour Centre and Boathouse No 4 at the Historic Dockyard, you’ll work on the latest training systems in our fully-equipped workshops.

Prospects for trained engineers are good, especially in and around Portsmouth where there are many large employers, including Airbus and Rolls Royce. Thanks to the area’s maritime history there are also lots of opportunities in marine engineering too with companies like Northshore, Burgess Marine and BAE Systems.

Highbury College runs programmes from Level 2 through to Level 5 HND, in Electrical/Electronic, Mechanical, Manufacture, Welding and Marine Engineering.

Our City & Guilds Level 2 in Engineering can help students to develop and progress onto the BTEC Level 3 course. All our courses are designed to give a blended approach to learning, which includes academic and practical engineering work. This makes our courses easy to combine with other studies, and to progress onto further or higher education, employment or an apprenticeship.

What our students say about engineering at Highbury

"Highbury has a great reputation for Engineering and the course gave me so many of the skills I use everyday. I would recommend a career in Engineering as it opens up a whole world of employment options. "

Gemma Marsh | Satellite Communications Engineer, Serco

What our students say about engineering at Highbury

"We do a real range of practical things in engineering including how to weld, build circuit boards and design things using AutoCAD. I absolutely love all my lecturers, before I started I wasn’t sure what College would be like, but once I started everyone made me feel so welcome it was great!"

Jordan Johnston | Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering

What our students say about engineering at Highbury

"I’d heard Highbury College was the best place to go to study Engineering and the course is a good mix of practical workshops and classroom study. After the course I plan to study civil engineering at university. "

Jacob Jackson | Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering

What our students say about engineering at Highbury

"My apprenticeship at Airbus is great because I’ve always been interested in engineering and really wanted to get straight into the workplace, make money and actually start building the practical skills I’m going to need later in life. "

Zachary Hall | Engineering Apprentice for the Airbus Defence and Space


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Prospects for trained engineers are good, especially in and around Portsmouth where there are many large employers, including Airbus, Rolls Royce, West Group and Veolia. Thanks to the area’s maritime history there are also lots of opportunities in marine engineering too with companies like Northshore, Burgess Marine and BAE Systems. Experienced engineers can earn £35,000-£55,000, with starting salaries at around £18,000-£22,000.