Work on real projects WITH our employer partners

Employer projects are a cornerstone of the RDUTC curriculum. Our students have the unique opportunity to take the theory they learn and apply it to ‘real’ projects designed and delivered by our employer partners.

This both extends their theoretical understanding and, crucially, enables them to develop their employability and technical skills in a real-work environment

Most projects take place in Years 10 and 12, enabling students to focus on preparation for exams and applications for apprenticeships and university in Years 11 and 13.

Our projects come in three formats:

Generic Employability Skills projects

These are long-term group projects (typically seven weeks in duration), which students complete within independent study time. They develop generic employability skills including leadership, teamwork, project management, oracy and digital.

Portfolio-based projects

These are projects linked to the qualification students are studying. The project work is assessed as part of the qualification and contributes to the students’ grades.

Curriculum-based projects

Students complete a project which enables them to accelerate their progress through consolidating and deepening their understanding of a subject area. The project also makes contextualises learning by linking it to the world of work.


Spencer – Swing bridge deck design & control

Spencer Group is one of the UK’s largest privately owned, multidisciplinary Engineering businesses. An […]

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Siemens Gamesa – Wind turbine blade

Siemens Gamesa is a manufacturer of turbine blades. The blades are made from a […]

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Smith & Nephew Project: UDI

Smith & Nephew is a leading global medical device manufacturer. Their base in Hull […]

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Kcom – inspection & testing of fibre optic networks

KCOM is currently rolling out their new ultra-fast fibre optic broadband network “lightstream” to […]

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RB Project: Pilot Plant Network

RB specialises in pharmaceutical manufacture, manufacturing well-known brands such as Lemsip, Gaviscon and Durex.

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