iMET Partners with Local Businesses to Launch Composites Apprenticeship #Https_CoDecember 15, 2018
The new Composites Apprenticeship has been developed through the close collaboration between iMET and local business Codem Composites, along with National Composites Centre, to tailor the training curriculum to meet the specialised needs of the UK composites industry.
The first 10 apprentices come from Codem Composites and TRB Lightweight Structures.
The three-year course will equip the students with a BTEC qualification, an NVQ qualification, and will prepare them to apply for their initial professional qualification, EngTech.
There is a significant cluster of composite businesses in Cambridgeshire, many of whom struggle to recruit staff with the required skills.
The creation of the Composites Technician apprenticeship at iMET is an opportunity to put the area at the forefront of composites manufacture and therefore grow the local economy.
“iMET’s innovative training approach is truly industry led, ensuring that our advanced engineering programmes are tailored to provide businesses with exactly the kinds of skills they need to grow,” says Jo Sainsbury, Managing Director, iMET.
“It is our genuine belief that to grow our business we must grow our people,” adds Richard Holland, Managing Director of TRB Lightweight Structures.
“We are giving local people the skills they need to grow their careers in TRB with the support of the iMET.”
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