There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing apprentices we have trained and supported for several years, receive their certificates and enter the workforce as highly skilled professionals in manufacturing and engineering. Recently, the EEF Technology Training Centre held its annual graduation ceremony for a few dozen apprentices who received their training and qualifications through the centre.
Every year, hundreds of apprentices receive training at the state-of-the-art facility in the Midlands (which recently received an additional £2 million in investment). These apprentices receive the qualifications and skills needed to work in varied manufacturing and engineering fields, including robotics, aerospace and automotive.
Caroline Gumble, EEF COO, and Khalid Mahmood, MP for Perry Barr, Birmingham, were on hand to congratulate the next generation of manufacturing and engineering leaders on their accomplishments.
Gumble explained the significance of their achievements:
“Our apprentices are the manufacturers and engineers of the future and this investment is about ensuring they learn the valuable skills that future industry will need.”
From recruiting the right apprentice and developing tailored training programmes, through to on-going support and assessment, EEF harnesses the passion and enthusiasm of apprentices to develop the next generation of industry leaders.
EEF Apprentices and Skills service offers a range of industry-standard qualifications including NVQs as well as bespoke training programmes specifically designed to suit the needs of over 80 businesses with apprenticeship programmes.