Swindon and Wiltshire Institute of Technology: ‘Inspiring the Next Generation of Digital visionaries’

18 Mar 2021

It’s an exciting time to be joining New College Swindon with the emergence of the Swindon and Wiltshire Institute of Technology (IoT) starting courses in September 2021.

This is an incredibly encouraging time for both the college and the region, with New College Swindon being one of only 12 colleges in the UK to have been given the go ahead from the Department of Education to launch an Institute of Technology at its North Star campus in Swindon.

Why should you choose to enhance your skills here in Swindon?

The answer is simple. This Wiltshire based location for the IOT feeds into the town becoming a hub for world leading businesses and is one of the UK’s main centres of innovation, opening up opportunities locally.

It is also a great place for start-ups and small businesses to gain their footing in their chosen industries. Like many of the UK's important towns and cities, Swindon is accessibly located on the M4 Corridor and is only a short travel time from other cities and towns such as London, Reading, Bristol, Oxford, Cardiff, Bath, Cheltenham and many other places in Wiltshire and the South West.

Though technically a town, Swindon was also included on a list of 5 ‘Fast Growth Cities’ by Centre for Cities in 2019.

The IoT will be a high quality employer-led training facility delivering high level technical and digital skills training for young people and to those already in employment. The IoT will specialise in delivering higher technical education providing students with a clear route to technical employment, and employers with a skilled workforce.

This new initiative involves many well-established organisations that include a region-wide collaboration between the following partners and stakeholders: Nationwide, BMW Group, Create Studios, Catalent, Recycling Technologies, Torin-Sifan, UK Research and Innovation, Excalibur Communications, Appsbroker, University of Gloucestershire, Oxford Brookes University, and Cirencester College.