Principal's Welcome

Principal's Biography

Ian Fitzpatrick joined NCATI when it became part of the University of Birmingham group in April 2021, signalling new leadership and a fresh start for the College. Having worked in automotive engineering, construction, and then in Further Education before becoming principal of NCATI, Ian brings with him a wealth of experience in both industry and education – something that is crucial to running an employer-led training provider like NCATI. During his time setting up and running his own construction company, Ian had first-hand experience of the skills shortage in this sector and moved into Further Education to start tackling this.