The Telegraph speak to EAL learner Macaulay Revell, a 21 year old sheet-metal worker at Engineering firm Allied Protek, who's experience of entering the WorldSkills UK competition has been life-changing and has driven him to develop his talents. You can view the full article here.
Peterborough Engineer is UK's Top Technician
Talented engineer Andrew Franklin was named Britain's Technician of the Year at the prestigious Semta Skills Awards last night (Thursday March 1).
The 25-year-old from, Peterborough beat off strong competition to win the coveted award, sponsored by EAL, at the Semta Skills Awards 2018 gala dinner in London hosted by BBC presenter Steph McGovern.
7th February 2018
EAL, the UK’s leading specialist awarding organisation for engineering skills, has launched the UK’s first Level 3 vocational qualifications in robotics and automation to help businesses meet the demands of Industry 4.0. The certificate will allow engineers to install and repair robotic machinery themselves and not rely on robotic manufacturers.
The new EAL Level 3 Certificate in Robotics and Automation (qualification code: 603/2296/2), has been developed in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover, 30 of its supply chain employers and Birmingham Metropolitan College. The qualification includes the installation and maintenance of robotics, programmable logic controllers, process optimisation and innovation in automation It is part of the Skillman project, funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme aiming to increase advanced manufacturing and future skills.
A toolkit has been launched to help businesses close the skills gap in the construction, engineering, technology and manufacturing sectors by recruiting women and girls into the sector through apprenticeships.
WISE, which campaigns to get more women into STEM careers, the engineering skills body Semta and the Institution of Civil Engineers have formed a partnership to launch the apprenticeship toolkit for businesses.
EAL and Institution of Mechanical Engineers join forces to boost skills in advanced manufacturing and engineering
Industry awarding organisation EAL and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers are forging a new relationship to offer new End Point Assessment (EPA) services for apprentices in the advanced manufacturing and engineering sector.
Introduced by the Government as part of a new standards process for apprenticeships, EPAs will require apprentices to complete a final presentation and interview to complete their apprenticeship. It must be carried out by a government approved organisation that is independent from the trainer. Previously most apprenticeships used a 'continuous assessment' model where they were tested regularly throughout their course.