Manufacturers in the Midlands are urging young people to pursue “a rewarding and prestigious career in engineering” as part of Tomorrow’s Engineer Week, a nationwide campaign run by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills aimed at highlighting career opportunities in engineering to young people.
The manufacturers’ organisation EEF says local young engineers are able to train at its new Apprentice Skills and Training Centre in Aston, which opened its doors in September, replacing the previous centre in Tyseley, doubling the number of classrooms and lecture theatres, and increasing the range of manufacturing technologies and footprint of workshop training areas.
EEF Apprentices and Skills Director Peter Winebloom believes that Tomorrow’s Engineers Week is “a fantastic government initiative that shows young people just how diverse and rewarding a career in engineering is”. He continued: This is an innovative industry crying out for young talent, with opportunities in many sectors from automotive to pharmaceutical to food and drink, and many of them are on the hunt for promising apprentices who can be trained to be valuable long-term employees.”
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