The Institutes of Technology (IOT) have been formed across England to enhance the career and employment chances of young people and adults. The programmes that have been created at the institutes have been designed in collaboration with employers, colleges, and universities to ensure students are work-ready and to offer clear career progression.
At the Lincolnshire Institute of Technology, our aim is to develop the talent and skills to drive exciting new age industries and play a role in enabling a dynamic, technology driven economy. We aim to support continuous life long learning by offering opportunities for personal and professional development.
At the Lincolnshire Institute of Technology, we aim to:
The Lincolnshire Institute of Technology brings together the University of Lincoln, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education, DN Colleges Group (North Lindsey College), Bishop Burton College (Riseholme College), Boston College, Grantham College and University Centre, Lincoln College, Lincoln UTC, Bakkavor Plc, and Olympus Automation Limited, with the support of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Siemens Energy UK, and CATCH.
Lincoln College Group's brand-new, multi-million-pound Institute of Technology, has opened its doors to learners for the first time following a £4.6m refurbishment project; including £1.6m of specialist equipment.
Lincoln College's Institue of Technology specialises in delivering higher technical education with a focus on STEM subjects, which includes Electrical Engineering; mobile, web and visualisation and streaming services; Computer Automation, Internet of Things and Assistive Technology; and hybrid vehicle maintenance courses.
Grimsby Institute's Institite of Technology offers a new IT Design Studio, Digital Arts Lab, Cyber IT Lab, and multi-use IT and Engineering Robotics facility.
Grimsby Institute's Institite of Technology offers a range programmes including Digital and Technology Solutions, Mechanical Engineering, and Marine Engineering with the aim of providing employers with a skilled workforce and students with a clear route to technical employment.
Boston College's Institute of Technology is located within the main Rochford building. Facilities include a graphic suite, electronic and robotics room, hydraulics and pneumatics training equipment, a seminar room, STEM room, and a digital technology suite.
Find out more about the Government's Get the Jump and Skills for Life campaigns, designed support people so they can get the skills they need to get the jobs they want.
Get the Jump brings together a wealth of helpful information and guidance for young people aged 14-19. Whether you know where you’re headed in the future or not, knowing the work and study choices available to you is a great place to start You can get started at gov.uk/get-the-jump.
Skills for Life aims to support adult learners who want to develop their skills, bringing together a range of government-backed skills and training oppotunities. These can be found at gov.uk/skillsforlife
Adult learners are set to benefit from free courses at the Lincolnshire Institute of Technology (IoT) that will help them to rapidly upskill or retrain, and in turn plug local skills gaps.
65 short and modular courses will start to roll out from later this month at 10 Institutes of Technology (IoTs) across England, including Lincolnshire IOT, in sought-after STEM subjects. This will include courses such as Artificial Intelligence, Digitisation of Manufacturing, Digital Construction, Agricultural Robotics, and Cyber Security.
The courses will be a blend of classroom and remote online study and will vary in length from 50 to 138 hours – giving more adults greater flexibility in how and when they learn, so they can fit it around their day to day lives.
Research at the University of Lincoln's National Centre for Food Manufacturing is having a profound impact on tacking some of the world's most pressing challenges.
The National Centre for Food Manufacturing has become renowned for its work in food innovation thanks to the projects and research completed by its academic teams. Researchers are working with local, national and international businesses to find solutions for the food chain.
The Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology at the University of Lincoln, in conjunction with the Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC), hosted an FPC Future conference in November 2021 on Robotics and Automation in horticulture.
Jo Churchill MP, Minister for Agri-Innovation and Climate Adaptation attended the event and was impressed by the University’s transformative innovation in agriculture. The packed schedule included eight conference sessions covering pre and post farm robotics and automation, data driven technologies, plastics and packaging, supply chain waste, carbon supply chains, vertical farming, and sustainability.
Jo Churchill MP, Minister for Agri-Innovation and Climate Adaptation said: “It was brilliant to get a glimpse of the future and the very important work the University of Lincoln is doing in this area by supporting and enhancing the future of food and agriculture productivity, efficiency, and sustainability.”
The National Centre for Food Manufacturing aims to provide the best experience for apprentices through flexible delivery and innovative teaching and learning, and have worked with employers and the Trailblazer Groups to be able to offer a comprehensive range of new standards including the sector’s first Higher Level and Degree Apprenticeships.
Find out more about the experiences of our apprenticeship students and their career progression since completing their programmes in our video.
You can also read more about Joe Hughes, a Level 3 Supply Chain Practitioner at Nestlé UK, who recently completed his End Point Assessment (EPA) with OAL. Joe chose to do an apprenticeship when finishing college as he did not feel a degree was the right path for him to take.
Cian Short, Early Career Manager at Bakkavor, one of the University of Lincoln's key apprenticeship partners, explains how their apprentice scheme works, and how it helps create future stars for the company.
You can also find out more about careers in food and nutrition on the Food Matters Careers hub and student zone.