Press Releases

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Christopher-Eckert---Apprentice-of-YearCheshire engineer wins Enginuity Skills Awards 2016

Electrical engineer Christopher Eckert has been named the UK’s top apprentice at the Enginuity Skills Awards.

The 23-year-old, EAL Learner from Warrington, beat off strong competition to be presented with his award, sponsored by Atkins, last night at a gala dinner in London’s Hilton Hotel on Park Lane hosted by BBC journalist, presenter and engineering advocate, Steph McGovern.

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Josh is EAL Advanced Apprentice of the Year 2015


IBM apprentice Josh White is celebrating today after being named EAL Advanced Apprentice of the Year. Business analyst Josh, 24, from Coventry, beat off stiff competition from finalists Lauren Tiller and April Bell at the National Apprenticeship Awards held at The Grosvenor Hotel in London.

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Apprentices must be heard

Survey seeks views of young people doing apprenticeships

Apprentices are being urged to make their views known to ensure they and future generations receive the advice, training and career they deserve.

The Industry Apprentice Council (IAC) – which has been the leading voice for apprentices since 2013 – is launching its third annual survey, designed to provide a picture of the apprentice community’s views on the key issues affecting vocational pathways.

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EAL learners are Britain's best

‘Midas’ Medallists Strike Gold

EAL learners struck Gold at the nations biggest skills fiesta – The Skills Show in Birmingham this weekend.

Many will now continue their intensive training and represent their nation at The WorldSkills  Finals to be held in Abu Dhabi in 2017.

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Owen plumbs for Gold

Plumber Owen Boswell hopes to tap into all he knows this week in a bid to be named the best in Britain.

Owen, 21, from Woodbridge near Ipswich is among dozens of EAL learners who have made it through to the national finals for engineering and building services at the Skills Show in Birmingham.

Having beaten off the competition at the Southern regional finals of the SkillsPlumb competition at Chichester College earlier this year, Owen is undergoing three days intense competition in front of thousands of visitors at Birmingham's NEC before finding out at the Big Celebration on Saturday (November 21) night if he is the gold medallist.

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Have an apprentice on us!

Companies Could ‘Gift’ Apprenticeships To SMEs and Community - Minister Reveals

British businesses will soon be able to boost their supply chains and benefit their local communities – by presenting them with funded apprenticeships – a Minister has revealed.

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EAL head elected to board position

EAL Head of Governance and Regulation Carolyn Barker has been elected to the board of the Federation of Awarding Bodies.

Carolyn joined EAL, the specialist awarding organisation for industry, in 2006 and since joining has held a number of roles in governance prior to taking up the role as Regulatory Responsible Officer and Head of Governance & Regulation.

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Qualification wins top award and Carolyn Barker joins the Board

A qualification linking industry with schools took the chequered flag for victory at last week’s inaugural FAB awards night (October 22) to complete a great evening for the specialist awarding body for industry, EAL.

EAL’s Level 1 Foundation Certificate in Engineering Technology, mapped to F1 in schools activities, picked up the qualification of the year at the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) first annual award ceremony.

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New academy to create engineers of the future

Companies sign up to EAL qualifications

A state-of-the-art apprenticeship academy is set to open its doors for the first time next month delivering industry standard training and qualifications to the engineers of the future, across the manufacturing and service sectors.

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