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Find Your Future

A unique feature of UTCN is Find Your Future (FYF). Year 12s spend 2 periods a week working on a project designed and run by a local employer.

As the name suggests, FYF will help you:

  • Find a career that is suitable for you
  • Build key employability skills like teamwork, leadership and presentational skills
  • Make industry contacts to help you find your future

The challenges vary from design tasks to making prototype solutions which can, in some cases, be
adopted by the employer.

You will get the chance to work on projects in various key sectors: Automotive, Aviation, Health Science,
Marine, Medical, Construction, Energy, Tech and many more.

Employers often reward students with prizes for the best ideas or best team, and these challenges have
led to offers of work experience and excellent apprenticeships (including degree level).

We work hard to understand what employers are looking for. This is your opportunity to create a C.V. that sets you apart.

FYF is a vital and compulsory part of the curriculum and takes place every Wednesday morning.

A few examples include:

  • Designing and prototyping an electric vehicle charging point with Warren Services
  • Planning and presenting a new bridge building for Norwich with Create Norwich
  • Wind Energy task using 3D technology sponsored by Vattenfall
  • Modifying and racing an electric powered race car with Greenpower
  • Property task set by NPS Property Consultants – students took the roles Architect, Quantity Surveyor, Engineer and Project Manager and designed a housing development including scaled model
  • Software engineering and app development task sponsored by Aviva
  • Designing and building CANSATs and then launching them via a rocket with Raptor

If you are an employer and think you could set an interesting project for our students please click here.