Semta, the sector skills body for science, engineering and advanced manufacturing, is today (8 May) launching a new ‘Composite Engineering Apprenticeship Framework’ and a change in the leadership of the group that will oversee its implementation.
New strategy group chairman is the managing director of Derbyshire-based high tech carbon fibre component specialist epm:technology, Graham Mulholland (pictured) who succeeds the outgoing Ken Wappat.
The framework was developed through working groups of employers and stakeholders which considered, debated and agreed the content and level of the National Occupational Standards for their industry.
The framework offers employers a flexible training programme with its Level 2 pathway aimed at semi-skilled operator occupations and Level 3 for developing craft skilled and technician occupations.
Mulholland said he was keen to accelerate the frameworks to the front line through Composites UK, National Composites Centre and Composites Skill Alliance.
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