Electrical Engineering

A qualification in electrical engineering can lead to a whole variety of careers in industries such as construction, aerospace, rail and defence. At Chesterfield College we offer two different pathways in both engineering and installation, so no matter which area you’d like to study, we have the perfect course for you. Our staff have a wealth of industry knowledge and as an engineering student you’ll get the chance to use a range of high-tech equipment such as electronics labs, robots, logic control software and computer programmable machines, meaning you can get to grips with the technology you’ll be using in your future career.

  • Electrical Engineers in this area earn, on average, £52,065 a year
  • Electrical engineering careers are expected to grow by 5% over the next four years in the East Midlands region
  • Demand for electrical engineers is 3.6% higher in the Midlands than the national average
  • Newly qualified electricians can earn between £19,000 and £22,000 a year, and with experience this can rise to as much as £30,000

The range of courses we offer have been carefully chosen to ensure that when you leave us, you’re ready for work, an apprenticeship or further study at university level. We ask employers to tell us what they look for in new employees and then make sure that our students develop the key skills and knowledge that puts them ahead of the competition. We also ensure that you have the option to follow a career pathway speci c to particular jobs. Where you start, which route you take and how far you go, will depend on you and what you want to be in the future.