At Waterfront UTC we mirror the working world in every possible way, and this includes what we wear. All students and staff wear business-like attire. Our students say this is a change from their previous school and makes a big difference to their mindset being in a professional environment.   

Business Dress


  • Dark suit
  • Shirt, worn with collar buttoned up
  • Tie
  • Black or brown leather shoes (not trainers/sport shoes)


  • Dark suit (skirt or trousers with jacket)
  • Blouse or smart top (no strappy tops)
  • Black or brown leather, low-heeled shoes (not sandals, trainers of sport shoes)

For Health & Safety reasons (boys & girls):

  • Long hair must be tied back during practical sessions
  • Jewellery should consist of stud earrings only. Bangles and rings are to be avoided.
  • Make-up, if worn, should be subtle. No false nails please.

Examples of acceptable business wear, and examples of where to purchase, here: Waterfront UTC Business Dress Guide.pdf

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

The school will provide the majority of PPE such as lab coats, high visibility jackets, safety glasses and hard hats but, for hygiene reasons, we ask that every student has their own pair of safety shoes/boots.

PE Kit:

A Waterfront UTC polo top can be purchased direct from the UTC for PE. 

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