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Understanding the value of a good apprenticeship

Carwood’s general manager Anthony James understands the value of a good apprenticeship – having started his now successful career as an apprentice – and he also appreciates the help provided by The Apprenticeship Works service to make sure the right young people walk through his door…



Added by Jane Williams on April 18, 2016 at 8:37 — No Comments


A new business partnership has been forged between two leading North West businesses, with the aim of providing engineering apprentices in the region with a unique insight into the future of manufacturing processes.

Horwich-based Apprenticeship provider, Alliance Learning, and Accrington-based…


Added by Rachael Smith on October 21, 2015 at 21:39 — No Comments

Sussex employers find their perfect match

Engineering students from Central Sussex College experienced speed dating with a difference, when they met with seven local engineering employers on Tuesday 23 June.

The ‘speed meet’ event held in the College’s brand new Corporate Suite at the Crawley campus, saw…


Added by Amy Ward on July 13, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Greater Manchester Apprentices meet Prime Minister David Cameron

Four engineering apprentices from Bolton and Wigan travelled to BAe in Warton with conservative parliamentary candidate Christopher Green to meet with Prime Minister David Cameron and learn about the launch of a new degree apprenticeship scheme.

The visit was arranged as part of National Apprenticeship…


Added by Rachael Smith on March 31, 2015 at 20:52 — No Comments

Skills shortage leads North East firm down new recruitment path

A specialist electrical communications and security firm has embarked on a new approach to recruitment as businesses across the North East continue to feel the effects of the region’s skills shortage.…

Added by Access Training on February 3, 2015 at 15:32 — No Comments

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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…

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)…


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…


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 …


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.




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…


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 …


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…


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…


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…


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

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