About Harlow CollegeAs a College we pride

About Harlow College

As a College we pride ourselves on the progress our students make and on the career opportunities we provide.

Harlow College is in the top 1% of colleges for vocational and academic progress. This means our students perform better than students studying at 6th form or colleges elsewhere.

We have some fantastic links with industry that give our students a head start on the careers ladder, these include:

• Employer sponsored and Apprenticeship programmes with Stansted Airport, the Harlow Group, Smiths Aerospace (Harlow) and BTL Precision

• Progression opportunities for Higher Apprenticeships and Degrees with GlaxoSmithKline, Anglia Ruskin University and the University Centre Harlow

• Supported internships and links to work for our students with learning disabilities

• Industry standard resources, including salons, restaurants, broadcast facilities, a theatre, recording and multimedia studios, Category C Biohazard Science labs, Healthcare mobility suite and a new purpose built £11million Harlow Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Centre (HAMEC)

HAMEC will be focused across key engineering areas covering Advanced Manufacturing, Operational Maintenance and Civil Engineering, allowing learners a full range of learning and skills development opportunities working on live projects using state of the art industrial equipment.

The new Centre is a major investment for Harlow and will increase the number of skilled engineers and apprentices required not only in the local area but in the region. There are currently over 13,000 vacancies in the Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing sector across Essex.

In February this year, the College, in partnership with Stansted Airport, moved closer to its vision of developing a flagship Technical and Professional Skills Centre at Stansted Airport. This follows the announcement by Andrew Percy MP, Minister at the Department for Communities and Local Government, that the College is set to receive £3.5 million funding from the Government’s Local Growth Fund, aimed at revitalising local economies and boosting skills and employment, improving educational attainment and creating new jobs.

The £11 million Centre at Stansted Airport will be Uttlesford’s first College and will open in September 2018, providing specialist further education tailored to fill skills gaps in engineering, business, finance and Airport related industries.