Tag Archives: apprenticeships

OAS helps employers access up to £8,200 per new apprentice

An SME salary support scheme and doubled Government incentives announced in the Budget mean that Oxfordshire Advanced Skills employer partners can receive up to £8,200 for hiring a new engineering apprentice. In the Budget, the Government doubled and extended the financial incentives available to support employers who create new jobs …

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MTC apprentice project to aid lockdown learning

A team of apprentices at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre has redesigned a DIY hydraulic arm kit so an educational charity can continue to reach schoolchildren despite COVID-19 restrictions preventing school visits. Twelve learners undertook the project for the Imagineering Foundation in partnership with engineering experts from the MTC as …

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Apprenticeship degree programme hailed a success

Siemens’ degree apprenticeship programme is on target to deliver its 25th Industry 4.0-trained engineer. The innovative skills solution added a ‘top up’ year to the four-year Higher Apprenticeship programme, giving participants a BEng (Bachelor of Engineering) in Control and Automation. This has now become a degree apprenticeship using the new …

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Renishaw holds virtual event for future engineer apprentices

At the end of January 2021, Gloucestershire based global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, welcomed 66 households, approximately 130 attendees, to its virtual early careers event for aspiring  engineers. The event provided an opportunity for students and their parents to learn more about Renishaw’s apprenticeship, placement and graduate schemes and to …

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Inspiring young people is the key to closing skills gaps

According to Engineering UK, in 2019 only 39 per cent of young people aged 14 to 16 said they knew what they needed to do in order to become an engineer. A lack of knowledge about relevant pathways into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects can discourage people from …

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Siemens helps combat early careers crisis with recruitment drive for 26 school leavers, university students and graduates

Siemens is bucking the downward trend in early careers opportunities by offering 26 school leavers, university students and graduates a pathway into manufacturing, automation and digitalisation. The recruitment drive for the Siemens Digital Industries division aims to bolster its intern, apprenticeship and graduate careers programme which accounts for 10% of …

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Banbury-based company goes virtual to offer engineering apprenticeships

Banbury-based tools manufacturer Norbar Torque Tools is hosting a series of virtual careers evenings in February for young people looking to start a career in engineering and manufacturing. While Covid-19 prevents an in-person event, the company intends to demonstrate the career opportunities available virtually. The open evenings will be taking …

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Institution of Mechanical Engineers announce winners of prestigious awards

Jessica Reading, an apprentice at Siemens, has won the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Bryan Hildrew Apprentice of the Year 2020 Award. Jessica helps to promote STEM during career fairs, and outside of work she works as a personal tutor to GCSE students where she encourages apprenticeships. “An apprenticeship was always …

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MTC in top 100 apprentice employers

The Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre has been named in the prestigious 2020 Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list. The MTC has been listed at number 53 in a national ranking of leading employers of apprentices. The list, compiled by the Department of Education-sponsored Education and Skills Funding Agency, aims to recognise …

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Oxfordshire Advanced Skills celebrates a successful first year

The Oxfordshire Advanced Skills training centre is celebrating its one-year anniversary as the first learners in the state-of-the-art Culham-based facility begin their on-the-job training. OAS, based at Culham Science Centre near Abingdon, offers high quality training for apprentice engineers and technicians at technology businesses in the Thames Valley. It has …

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