Young engineers compete at The Skills Show
A record number of EAL learners are set to test their skills against some of the best young engineers in Britain.
Semta is ready to redouble its efforts to help British industry make the most of the impending root and branch reform of apprenticeship funding.
The organisation, which represents more than 148,000 companies large and small in engineering and advanced manufacturing, has launched a free end-to-end service to help businesses successfully make the transition.
The Semta Group is offering free consultations and fully assisted support to help both levy and non-paying levy businesses recruit, train and qualify apprentices across the country.
EAL is to release the first of its pioneering trailblazer apprenticeship qualifications for the rail industry in September.
The industry specialist-awarding organisation is playing an ever more prominent part in developing the skills required to digitise the UK rail system’s Victorian infrastructure.
Fast becoming the awarding organisation of choice for Rail, EAL introduces the new Level 3 Rail Engineering Technician Competency and Knowledge Apprenticeship qualifications to its raft of awards that covers all six disciplines recognised by the industry as instrumental, (track, traction and rolling stock, signalling, telecoms, electrification and overhead line).
Britain’s young apprentices have called upon the new government to put skills and qualifications at the very top of the agenda in Brexit Britain – and created a ‘five point plan’ to help them do just that.
The Industry Apprentice Council (IAC) report to be handed to Nadhim Zahawi MP, David Cameron’s adviser on apprentices and joint Chairman of the Apprenticeship Delivery Board, delivered a damning verdict on careers advice.
They are also calling for professional qualification as standard to ensure apprenticeships get the recognition they deserve and quality is maintained.
Students have driven off with a prestigious prize after creating a replica Royal carriage fit for The Queen.
Matthew Hughes, Gareth Phillips, Owen Fitzgibbon and Thomas Lavender created the impressive carriage during a fiercely contested national final of a welding competition.
Weld Off 2016 proved to be a third consecutive win for EAL registered centre, Coleg Cambria in North Wales, when the four students produced their stunning entry for the competition themed God Save the Queen in celebration of the Monarch’s 90th birthday.