UTC gets new boss

Bringing 30 years' experience in the education sector to Bondholder Derby Manufacturing UTC, new Executive Principal John Ferguson plans to ensure all students are highly-employable by the time they leave.

It is our aim that students of Derby Manufacturing UTC will be confident, well-rounded and articulate.
— John Ferguson, Executive Principal of Derby Manufacturing UTC

Looking forward to his third UTC Principalship, John commented: "As a committed professional, I am passionate about education and, in particular, that provided by University Technical Colleges, which offer a broad curriculum that combines and academic education with technical and practical learning backed by both the University and local employers."

He continued: "It is our aim that students of Derby Manufacturing UTC will be confident, well-rounded and articulate. Their ability to work both independently and as team members combined with their creative and dynamic attitude towards working and learning, will ensure they are both highly employable and successful in obtaining places at universities or with employers of their choice."