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All Press Releases Tagged 'engineering' (22)

College and industry support next generation of engineers

A Swansea-based, family-run firm has teamed up with Gower College Swansea to nurture the next generation of engineering talent.

GLT Exports, which manufactures fire, gas and emergency alarm systems, has employed four Digital Technology students fresh from the Tycoch campus to work in its city-based premises and put through a supportive training programme.

One of the students, Tom Eynon, has been shortlisted for a national Apprentice award and another, Sean Sarsfield, was the…

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Added by Allison Lowe on December 16, 2014 at 11:38 — No Comments

Motorsport industry skills secure with EAL awards

BRITISH racing drivers have been reaping the glory while, behind the scenes, motorsport employers faced a skills crisis, specialist awarding organisation EAL has said.

A partnership between EAL, The National College for Motorsport and the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) will safeguard the progression of apprentices and other learners at key British motorsport businesses.

The £9bn UK motorsport industry has, to date, largely qualified its new technician talent with…

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Added by Sam Schofield on August 28, 2014 at 13:29 — No Comments

Students Engineer a winning result!

Students from the Machinery Department at Plumpton College in East Sussex have entered the IAgrE/JCB March competition for several years and have always done well…

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Added by sd on April 9, 2014 at 9:47 — No Comments

Rail Academy helps secure the future of rail engineering in north east

Newcastle College is helping to secure the future of rail engineering in the North East by investing millions in a world-class training facility based in Gateshead.

 

The Rail Academy is the first of its kind in the North East. It will be a regional hub for railway engineering – a major sector of growth and a priority area of investment for Government.

 

The Academy has been designed to respond to the Government’s ambitious plans to create a ‘truly world-class…

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Added by Nichola Taylor on March 24, 2014 at 13:44 — No Comments

Apprenticeship week at Plumpton College

Apprenticeship Week takes place during 3rd-7th March 2014.

Plumpton College is holding the following events during Apprenticeship Week:

  • Employer’s Apprenticeship Breakfast, Tuesday 4th March: 8am – 10.30am,…
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Added by sd on February 18, 2014 at 13:19 — No Comments

Smashing the Glass Ceiling in Manufacturing and Engineering

British Glass launches ‘Women in Manufacturing’ initiative

The British Glass Manufacturers’ Confederation this week (21st January) launched its ‘Women in Manufacturing’ (WiM) initiative to build and sustain the pool of female talent in engineering and manufacturing.

Held at the House of Commons, the launch event was attended by around 130 high profile representatives from industry and Government, along with educators and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)…

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Added by Charley Hurley on January 23, 2014 at 11:02 — No Comments

Loughborough College space students meet astronaut and You Tube star

Students from Loughborough College’s pioneering Space Engineering course were captivated by tales of adventure and social media stardom in orbit when they met former NASA astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield.

 

The astronaut shot to fame earlier this year when his You Tube performance of David Bowie’s ‘Space…

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Added by Elizabeth Udall on December 20, 2013 at 9:38 — No Comments

Cambridge Design Partnership's STEM education initiative goes supersonic with fun workshop for local school

  • CDP seeks to inspire the next generation to become the scientists and engineers of tomorrow
  •  School workshop run by Cambridge Design Partnership’s own STEM ambassador

 

Innovative technology and design consultancy …

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Added by CDP on June 13, 2013 at 13:01 — No Comments

All systems go as new Centre of Excellence for Engineering secures planning approval

Fareham College’s £12 million Centre of Excellence for Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training (CEMAST) has secured approval from planning officers.

 

Prior to the planning application public consultations were held with an overwhelming amount of positive responses. Residents commented on how “exciting and attractive” the new building will be and were positive about the low level structure.

 

A…

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Added by Stephanie Hall on May 28, 2013 at 14:33 — No Comments

Breaking the Mould: Nissan and West Thames College Launch Clay Modelling Apprenticeship

On 1 May the Business Secretary Vince Cable helped Nissan and West Thames College launch an innovative apprenticeship scheme which will recruit and train the people who will literally shape the future of car design.

On a visit to Nissan’s European design centre in Paddington, London, Dr Cable joined Andy Palmer, Nissan Executive Vice President, in launching the company’s Clay Modelling Apprenticeship Programme – an innovative scheme designed to address a national shortage in skilled…

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Added by West Thames College on May 2, 2013 at 9:40 — No Comments

New film shines spotlight on Apprenticeships in the construction sector

The National Apprenticeship Service has today launched a new film to encourage more young people to explore the …

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Added by Ana Granger on April 2, 2013 at 16:14 — No Comments

New £300 million spending boost welcomed by college launching country's first ever space engineering courses

Plans to invest an extra £300 million and triple the size of Britain’s space industry announced by the government mean more good news for a unique programme training its future stars.

 

Loughborough College has just launched a pioneering post-16 Space Engineering course in association with the National Space Academy and is developing the country’s first ever Higher Apprenticeship course in Space Engineering for a rapidly-expanding sector which already employs around 30,000 and…

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Added by Elizabeth Udall on November 14, 2012 at 8:08 — No Comments

Trafford College celebrates first intake of 'Higher Apprentices' at Siemens

Trafford College is celebrating a new partnership with Siemens Power Transmission in Manchester which will see the College delivering training to its apprentices in electronic and electrical engineering.

Trafford College, a specialist provider of Business Training and Apprenticeships…

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Added by Carly Wilde on October 8, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

'New model of learning' planned for North Somerset

A specialist College described as 'a new model of learning' is being planned for North Somerset by Weston College.



The college, provisionally called the 'North Somerset Enterprise and Tec…

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Added by Tom Henry on October 1, 2012 at 11:21 — No Comments

Apprenticeship starts rise in engineering and manufacturing

New statistics showing a rise in the number of Apprenticeships in engineering and manufacturing are “extremely encouraging”, says EAL, the specialist awarding organisation for industry qualifications.

Provisional data*…

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Added by Sam Schofield on June 29, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

Local engineers display bright ideas

Employees from nine local organisations were among students displaying their work at the annual HND/C Engineering Project Exhibition held at the Arora…

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Added by Lisa Cole on June 13, 2012 at 10:14 — No Comments

Record Breaking Project at Derby College

Derby College will mark this year's National Apprenticeship Week with a series of activities including showcasing a pioneering project aiming to break the motorcycle land speed record.…

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Added by Derby College on February 6, 2012 at 10:53 — No Comments

Industry must do more to boost engineering education

Industry should be taking the initiative to educate pupils, teachers and parents on the benefits and careers available in the engineering and manufacturing sector, EAL has said.

The specialist awarding organisation for industry qualifications was responding to an independent…

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Added by Sam Schofield on December 14, 2011 at 10:39 — No Comments

Technology apprentices make it a hat-trick

Central Sussex College is celebrating the success of three engineers who have undertaken their apprenticeships within the College’s Faculty of Technology.

As one of the largest providers of apprenticeship training in the South East, the College is also one of the area’s biggest employers and…

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Added by Lisa Cole on October 11, 2011 at 10:31 — No Comments

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