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EAL celebrates 30th anniversary and expands leadership team

As EAL reflects on three decades at the heart of engineering and manufacturing, work is ongoing to ensure the digital pace of industry is supported by enduring qualifications, with ambitious targets set to deliver 30 more years of success.   

A trio of experts has been appointed to join the leadership team with a focus on the further development and delivery of our skills solutions, driving the shift toward digitalisation, and seizing growth opportunities across the business.

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Aerospace Sector Delivers Pledge for Gender Balance

ADS (Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space) have announced the results of a gender equality pledge held within the aerospace sector.

50 aerospace/aviation companies in the UK's aerospace and aviation sectors have come together to work towards gender equality in the industry, signing up to the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter.

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Technician of the Year 2018

Peterborough Engineer is UK's Top Technician

Andrew FranklinTalented engineer Andrew Franklin was named Britain's Technician of the Year at the prestigious Enginuity 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 Enginuity Skills Awards 2018 gala dinner in London hosted by BBC presenter Steph McGovern.

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Innovative New Robotics Qualification Launched

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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.

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Jobs for the Girls - initiative launched to help close technical skills gap

apprenticeship-toolkit-logo with websiteA 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 Enginuity and the Institution of Civil Engineers have formed a partnership to launch the apprenticeship toolkit for businesses.

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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.

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Ayrshire College Wins Enginuity Skills Award

Ayrshire-college-training-partner-winnerAn inspirational space project, a campaign to get more girls into engineering and a scheme to help unemployed technicians into work has won a Scottish college a prestigious engineering award.

Ayrshire College beat off strong competition to be named Training Partner of the Year, sponsored by EAL, at the Enginuity Skills Awards 2017 gala dinner in London’s Hilton Hotel on Park Lane hosted by BBC presenter Alexander Armstrong.

Stuart Miller, Director of Education Contracts and Business Development at Ayrshire College said: "It is fantastic for the college to win this award, it shows how much we are dedicated to manufacturing and engineering in Ayrshire.

"We work really hard to partner with industry – we want to see local people get local jobs and our industry partners support us in doing that."

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Finalists are Shortlisted for Prestigious Enginuity Skills Awards

Talented engineers and innovative companies have beaten off stiff competition to make the final of the Enginuity Skills Awards which honour the best in British Engineering.

Hundreds of nominations from across nine award categories have been shortlisted to just 27 by an independent industry panel of judges for the 2017 awards.
Firmly established as a key date in the calendar and recognised as industry’s night of the year – the Enginuity Skills Awards, to be held at London’s Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, on Wednesday March 8th, 2017 and hosted by BBC Breakfast’s Steph McGovern are considered to be the most prestigious of the year.

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EAL Learners Shine at Skills Show

manufacturing-team-challengeEAL has some of the UK industry's most talented learners, apprentices and technicians who were crowned Skills Show 2016 champions after three days of intense competition.

An impressive 31 EAL learners, almost half of those to make the national final, won a medal in their skills with 13 golds, 8 silvers and 10 bronze

A record number of EAL learners – 65 in engineering and three in SkillsElectric - were among more than 500 talented young people who took part in competitions covering 61 different skills over three days at Birmingham's NEC in front of thousands of visitors.

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