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Helping to shape the future

The UTC brings together the unique combination of major local employers such as Taylor Wimpey, Cisco, McAfee, Buckinghamshire New University and Buckinghamshire College Group and in equal partnership. The sponsors contribute to the shaping of our curriculum to support our students gaining a skills-led, motivational, work-related experience which directly improves their employability within the Building Studies and Computing sectors. It also provides future employers the chance for ‘talent spotting’ and gives an opportunity to trial young people well in advance of them leaving education.

All sponsors commit time to the UTC and we gain from their knowledge, experiences, expertise and commitment to the development of young people on their career journey. All commit significant resources which go a long way to making the curriculum an exciting, bespoke and individual experience.

Our Sponsors and Partners

 taylorwimpey‘If you are looking to begin a career in site management or in one of the on-site trades, then Taylor Wimpey could be exactly what you’re looking for in an employer.

We offer paid apprenticeships across site management, carpentry, bricklaying, plumbing and many more. Our apprenticeships are designed to give you the right balance between classroom learning and hands on experience ensuring you are best placed to be offered a permanent opportunity following your studies. Depending on the trade you opt for and your level of experience, an apprenticeship with Taylor Wimpey should be completed in 3-5 years and you would formally qualify with a level 2 or level 3 diploma in a construction related discipline.

Talented apprentices are the future of our production business and we are investing in relationships across the country with schools and colleges. We are the key sponsor for Bucks UTC in Aylesbury and are committed to taking an apprenticeship intake from the college each year into our local sites and business units.’

“Entry level talent is key to the success of our business. Our relationship with Buckinghamshire UTC has allowed us to hire some excellent trades and site management apprentices and enabled a strong pipeline of apprentices for our sites across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. We look forward to continuing this relationship” Anne Billson-Ross – Group HR Director.”

We are committed to the development of young people in Bucks. Please see more information about Taylor Wimpey using the links below.




We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren’t afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays, and learns.

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple-haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers, and we are doers. #WeAreCisco.

Becoming a Cisco apprentice you’ ll be given support and guidance to understand how your passion and skills best fit within Cisco. By seeing and doing what our teams do, you’ ll start to see where you can go and get the experience that’ s relevant to be successful.

“Bucks UTC is a fantastic organisation – I had not heard of UTCs before so it was quite a surprise to see such an enterprising environment in an educational establishment. There are many attributes that graduate engineers lack (ownership, independence, personal time management, commercial and financial skills etc); which we often spend the first year instilling in them – the Bucks UTC seems to have a firm head start on developing these and will undoubtedly produce a fine crop of well rounded engineers.”
Matthew Richards, Cisco

McAfee Smaller

Innovation is vital in order to protect the things that truly matter – from our homes to our workplaces and everything in between. Join us, and you’ll discover an energised environment where collaborative teams are redefining cybersecurity solutions. At McAfee, the work you do every day will help keep people safe around the world.  Together Is Power. It’s more than a tagline. It defines our beliefs and exemplifies the value we place on our greatest assets – our employees

That’s why we’ve created a truly unique environment at McAfee, filled with possibilities at every turn. You’ll find a family-like company culture where people really do look out for one another, as well as executive leadership that’s accessible, approachable, and transparent.


Since 1999 we’ve been listening to our customers as they explore how technology can better serve their business. We’ve also been attracting the best talent in the industry to make it happen. Our employees — we call them “Rackers” — will help you build the best-fit solution, on the cloud of your choice.

Then they architect, migrate, secure and optimise your workloads.  Working with the Buckinghamshire UTC has enabled us to support a new generation of students, making sure they have exposure to real world situations and the chance to work within the industry.


saeOne of the world’s leading creative media institutions, SAE builds on a proud tradition of exceptional post-secondary education spanning 54 campuses in 27 countries.

Thanks to our distinct model of hands-on learning and strong focus on industry and global engagement, many of our students have gone on to enrich the world with their creative talents winning Oscars, Grammys, BAFTAS and becoming digital entrepreneurs.

With a commitment to preparing the next generation of creative workers our courses are industry-focused, practice-based and taught by a specialist community of leading practitioners.

Our state-of-the-art campuses are located in the thriving digital hubs of London, Liverpool, Oxford and Glasgow, inspiring students to not only work in but also to shape creative industries worldwide.

At each of our SAE campuses, we value our local community and want to share our excellent facilities and knowledge of the creative industries.


Building strong lbucksuniinks with surrounding schools and colleges is especially important to us. Through our provision of specialist workshops, free access to our studios, bespoke tours of our campuses and facilities, and more, we can vastly enhance your student’s educational experience.
UTC is a perfect example of further and higher education working with employers to provide new opportunities for young people. It will provide students with a pathway to a successful career in industry, either by directly entering employment including as apprentices, or via foundation and higher degrees which can be work-based. www.bucks.ac.uk