“The UTC provides outstanding opportunities for young people to develop skills in digital content, an area of huge opportunity in many business sectors. They also build the entrepreneurial qualities, such as problem-solving, risk-taking and teamwork, that will equip them to succeed in business and in whatever else they want to achieve.

The leading edge technology and teaching by industry experts will give our students the skills and qualifications to access exciting careers.”

Sir Rod Aldridge OBE
Aldridge Foundation

“There is a worldwide digital skills shortage that is holding back our businesses and our young people.  If we want to grow and prosper, we need to invest in skills development and in the competence of our workforce.

UTC@Mediacity and employer partners aim to do this by working together to benefit everyone; improving employer engagement, the relevance of school curricula and the work experience of students.  This means that students gain valuable skills that improve their employability and their ability to contribute quickly within the workplace.

If you want to make a real and practical difference to your business and the competence of your workforce then be an enlightened employer.  Give a UTC@Mediacity student the education, skills and job that we all need them to have to build our future.”

Liz Vega CEO Informed Solutions


“The young  people here have inspired me. Not only to come in again. But to do something with them more long term. A live brief project that will really help them and Book Of The Future in a new area for us. It’s all a bit hush hush at the moment so… Watch this space.”

Tom Cheesewright (Director of Book Of The Future)

“Few subjects will open as many doors for students in the 21st century as computer science and digital technology. UTC@MediaCityUK is showing intelligence, drive and enthusiasm to make this a reality for students. The ‘Oracle Academy’ provides bespoke resources to help awaken and deepen student interest in this important field of study, and the UTC’s take up of these resources shows a commitment to ensuring the future career success of young students in Greater Manchester.”

Iris Lanny Programme Manager, Oracle Education Initiatives UK & Ireland

“For Cisco, UTC@MediaCityUK is driving a new type of engagement with industry, and one which is relevant to young people wanting to work in the digital economy. We are pleased to be an industry partner and are happy to be working on exciting projects together.”

Gareth Macneachdainn Director Innovation & Strategy, CISCO UK & Ireland

“We are proud and excited to be part of the partnership that is bringing you UTC@MediaCityUK. This is a great opportunity for talented young people to get a fast track for a career in the media industry, one of the fastest growing sectors in Britain and the North West, or creating digital content for the UK’s leading businesses.

The University of Salford is a leader across a broad set of media fields providing our students with the best courses. We look forward to having graduates from the UTC@MediaCityUK joining us.”

Paul Ward Head of Partnerships, University of Salford

“The UTC@mediaCityUK is a great addition to the offering at The Quays. It ensures the area is home to the best, brightest and most ambitious students in the creative and digital sector – an industry which as helped transform the space around The Lowry. As one of the original tenants of the re-invented Salford Docks, we’re proud to support an organisation we recognise as being crucial to its future.”

Julia Fawcett OBE
Chief Executive
The Lowry