Apprentices and skills consultancy

EEF can help you set up engineering and manufacturing apprenticeships and work-based training programmes, easily and efficiently.

Skill up

Our service is available nationally, and the programmes can lead to a range of qualifications in: BIT, electrical, mechanical, manufacturing engineering, welding, team leader/supervisory and warehousing and distribution. Alternatively we can tailor precisely to the needs of the individual employee and employer, for a bespoke qualification.

We can also help you get access to government funding to support learners and your business. Our dedicated advisers and programme-delivery managers will guide you through each step and simplify the entire process.

Vitally, our fees are also extremely competitive.  We know how important it is to deliver real value for money.

A jargon-free zone

We specialise in demystifying skills ‘jargon’. By project managing the whole programme we can allow you to focus on your key business objectives. By helping you set up a wide range of work-based learning courses, including apprenticeships, NVQs, skills and short job-focused training courses, we can help you to improve the skills of your workforce and increase productivity.

National recognition

We are nationally recognised for the excellence of our work - accredited by national awarding bodies such as City & Guilds, CIEH and EAL. Additionally we work closely with SEMTA - the Sector Skills Council for the engineering and manufacturing sector.

As flexible as your business

EEF can offer advantages and opportunities that no other training organisations can match – including total flexibility to adapt and develop programmes that reflect the precise needs of individuals and companies.

Our main delivery centre in Birmingham offers exceptional workshop facilities, recently benefiting from significant investment in the latest equipment. But we work around the country too, partnering with local educational centres.

And we can also deliver high-quality, bespoke training on your premises too, using your own equipment so that it’s a precise fit.  And we can deliver it to suit your methods of working - including evenings, night shifts and weekend working. The length of the programme can also be adjusted to suit your company and the personal circumstances of trainees.

Need more information?

To find out more about apprentices and skills, contact Peter Winebloom on:

0121 707 1414

or email

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