UTC@MediaCityUK Seeks First Principal

Date: May 1st 2013

The UTC@MediaCity UK, Salford Quays, has begun the recuitment process for its first Principal and Chief Executive.

The UTC, which was given the green light by the Dept. for Education in May 2012, will be a pioneering new University Technical College providing 14-19 year olds the opportunity to achieve academic excellence, whilst working work directly with some of the most prestigious names in the digital and creative industries.  It will offer unique technical learning experiences to revolutionise the way young people develop crucial skills and pathways to jobs.

With purpose-built digital and creative facilities, including TV and radio studios, digital arts, and interactive media and gaming labs, the UTC is located in the heart of MediaCityUK, close by industry leaders including the BBC, ITV, MediaCity Studios and major visitor attractions such as the Lowry and Imperial War Museum North.

The UTC, which is sponsored by The Aldridge Foundation, The University of Salford, Salford City College and The Lowry, is seeking an inspiring leader, committed to the highest achievements for everyone, with the passion and commitment to develop the digital and creative specialism to allow our students to excel in their chosen career path.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on 31 May 2013.  Interviews will be held on 11 and 12 June 2013 at MediaCityUK. More information is available atwww.utcmediacityuk.org

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