Study options in Bristol, Somerset and the wider area

In this section we are exploring opportunities to study engineering in the local area.

We’ve collated a table of useful webpages that you can visit to find out more about engineering study options in Bristol, Somerset and the wider area.


City of Bristol College



You can find out more about the engineering apprenticeships on offer at City of Bristol College by clicking here. The college website also provides lots of information about the different full time courses on offer.

Weston College


Weston College offers lots of different engineering apprenticeships and  courses that you can take after finishing your GCSEs – you can find out more information on their website.

University Centre Weston (UCW)


University Centre Weston offers a range of higher education engineering courses offered at various campuses around Weston-super-Mare. More information can be found on their website.

Bridgwater and Taunton College


Fancy an apprenticeship in the Nuclear Sector? Bridgewater and Taunton College offers one in partnership with the National College for Nuclear as well as many other engineering courses and apprenticeships.


South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS)

SGS College recruits over 600 new apprentices each year, why not give them a try?


Information on engineering apprenticeship vacancies can also be found on the and Career Pilot websites.


Spotlight site: Clifton Suspension Bridge

We work really closely with the Clifton Suspension Bridge, which is famous worldwide as an engineering and heritage site. Their team have created some short videos and written pieces for us so you can find out more about what they do at the bridge and the routes they took to get there! You’ll notice that not all employees at the Clifton Suspension Bridge are engineers – there are lots of different job roles available.

You will find the word ‘heritage’ used several times. Heritage is all the historical sites, cultural traditions, monuments, buildings, landscapes and artefacts we’ve inherited from the past and want to preserve for future generations. Heritage is everything that has been handed down from the past generations that we want to protect for future generations! It includes everything from historic sites, monuments and buildings to cultural traditions, practices and landscapes. You can find out more on The Heritage Council website.



More information on other jobs at the Clifton Suspension Bridge can be found below, including: