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Engineering Careers

There is a huge variety of engineering careers available, these are just a few taken from Mechanical engineering This is the branch of engineering which deals with machines, mechanical systems and their design, construction, manufacture and maintenance.  Jobs in this area include mechanical engineer, automotive engineer and aerospace engineer. Chemical engineering Chemical engineers turn raw materials into stuff we …

Everything You Need to Know About Engineering

Are you a problem solver? Love to know how things work? Then a career in engineering could be for you. Watch this short video from Bath University which explains everything you need to know.

The JCB Academy Sixth Form Leavers Party

Sixth Form Leavers Party

Last night The JCB Academy Year 13’s had their leavers party. Learners began to arrive from 6:30pm. Once settled, a short speech by Head of Sixth Form, Paula Gwinnett (2nd from left on the below photo), who nearly held it together but let a few tears flow into the close. On the night there was hot food, a photo booth …

Year 11 Prom at The JCB Academy

Year 11’s Prom

On Weds 29th June it was our Year 11 Prom night. To see all of the photos from the evening please visit our Google Photos page at

Women Into Engineering at The JCB Academy

Women into Engineering

In June 2016 at The JCB Academy, it was our ‘Women into Engineering’ event where learners from across Staffordshire and Derbyshire come to the academy to participate in a variety of fun, informative and interactive engineering based challenges. The event is part of an initiative to encourage more women to take up careers in engineering. There were two fun challenges …

London Eye trip at The JCB Academy

Activity Week – London

Learners look to be having a great time in London as part of The JCB Academy’s activity week. Today they’ve visited the London Eye. The last time any of our learners went on the London Eye it was with Bosch and it was in the middle of the night when the attraction was closed. This was to show how the …

Afternoon Tea at The JCB Academy

Afternoon Tea for Apprenticeship Partners

The JCB Academy recently hosted an afternoon tea for some our of apprenticeship partners. The small event was aimed at giving our partners an update on their apprentices and also to inform them of the new apprenticeship levy. The catering was supplied by Olive Catering. For further information on apprenticeships at The JCB Academy please visit our website

Plumbing Course at The JCB Academy

Basic Household Plumbing Course

Get your DIY plumbing skills up to scratch – we’ve just put on a Basic Household Plumbing evening course at The JCB Academy. Ideal if you want to enhance your DIY skills or as a taster into a plumbing career. This is a basic course teaching you practical techniques such as pipe jointing, pipe bending, assembly of basic applications, etc. …

JCB Academy Activity Week Spain

Activity Week – Spain

Twenty three learners went on a water-sports trip to Tossa de Mar in Spain during The JCB Academy’s Activities Week at the end of July. They enjoyed three days of water-sports: paddle-boarding, sailing, kayaking, coasteering, giant paddle-boarding and snorkelling. They spent a day in Barcelona and toured Barcelona FC’s amazing Nou Camp stadium; they shopped in Las Ramblas and checked …

Josh Machin from The JCB Academy

Josh Machin – perfect launch-pad

The perfect launch-pad, The JCB Academy Josh Machin started at The JCB Academy when they first open their doors back in 2010. Josh looks back on his time there as the perfect launch-pad for his time as an apprentice. Josh said: “As a young boy growing up in Stoke-on-Trent, I was always fascinated to hear my dad talking about his …