Wednesday, February 15, 2012

News: More new ERA apprenticeship programmes announced


Brinsworth Academy of Engineering announced a further three new ERA (employer ready apprentice) programmes at their annual employer event as part of National Apprenticeship Week.

The new ERA apprenticeship programme was developed in South Yorkshire and is designed to create a highly skilled breed of young engineers. The Templeborough training company took matters into its own hands, after local manufacturing and engineering employers advised that they were finding it extremely difficult to recruit skilled staff of the right calibre.

The new programmes will cover specialisms of instrumentation and control technology, electronics and welding and fabrication.

Attendees also heard firsthand about the new government AGE (Apprenticeship Grant for Employers) initiative that will incentivise new employers to embrace the apprenticeship programme.

Mick Crossley, managing director at Brinsworth Academy of Engineering, also spoke about the hunt for a new home for the academy as they plan their growth to meet the demands of local industry. He said: "We are currently looking at two sites within the Sheffield city region and we want to have a training centre that reflects our ambitions of developing a modern academy that provides young people with the best environment to become highly skilled engineers.

"We see our academy working in synergy with the new University Technical College and also the Advanced Manufacturing Institute to give South Yorkshire a reputation and national recognition for developing employees within the engineering sector."

Brinsworth Academy of Engineering website

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