SERC Student Companies


Student companies provide opportunities to apply vocational skills in a business environment. Students learn about their business strengths and their skills gaps.

What is a Student Company?

Student companies provide opportunities to apply vocational skills in a business environment. Students learn about their business strengths and their skills gaps.

Student companies also provide opportunities for the development of employability skills which complement the vocational skills they learn in their course.

Explore Existing Companies
Photograph of a student crafting a clay pot on a blue stand
Photograph of a student crafting a clay pot on a blue stand

Entrepreneur Club

We provide support to those interested in start-up and entrepreneurship via an exciting programme of events, skills-build workshops, competitions and 1:1 guidance.

  • Gain more qualifications
  • Have the opportunity to set up a SERC Student Company
  • Take on industry projects
  • Undertake work placements
  • Get involved with volunteering programmes
Get Involved
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Induction Fortnight

Take a sneak peak at what you can expect during the first two weeks of your Full-Time course.

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Enterprise Challenge Competition 2017

The 2017 Enterprise Challenge finale took place last week. Hear what Judge Karine McGuckin from Ards and North Down Borough Council thought about the competition.

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Enterprise Challenge Winners 2017

A team of young entrepreneurs from SERC have won the final of the colleges 2017 Enterprise Challenge. The competition was sponsored by Ards and North Down Borough Council and Translink.

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Maker Space

You will have the opportunity to work in a student company or form your own!

Maker Space rooms with creative equipment including 3D printers and design software are available for all students to use.

Students from a range of curriculum areas can learn from each other and help each other to design and develop innovative solutions which can turn into business ideas.

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Success Story

A SERC student company ANCPOS, is a group of entrepreneurial Engineering Apprentices who developed an idea for a digital control panel which would operate a fishing trawler winch.

ANCPOS received technical support from engineering lecturers and business support from the University of the Third Age (U3A).

They are currently working with external bodies to secure further development funding.