Midlands manufacturers call young engineers to action for Tomorrow’s Engineers Week

youngengineers300Manufacturers 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.”

This material is protected by copyright Ken Hurst 2013.


About Ken Hurst

Ken Hurst began his career as a journalist in London over 30 years ago, working on a range of publications before moving on to weekly newspaper production in the newly-independent Zambia of the 1970s. He returned to the UK where his work included spells on newspapers and magazines, before moving to head up Norwich Union’s corporate affairs division. In the 1990s he moved on to freelance, co-own and publish the B2B audio magazine Sound and front the BBC radio Yesterday’s Papers programme. There followed six years as Business Editor at Britain’s biggest selling regional daily newspaper, The Eastern Daily Press, where he led an award-winning team and for whom he still writes a weekly socio/political comment column. Subsequently, he was Group Editorial Director at CBM, responsible for its UK and US magazine output – including The Manufacturer magazine – research-driven industry reports and live events content. Currently he is Contributing Editor at Works Management magazine publisher Findlay Media and Chairman of the consumer publishing house TNT Multimedia Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the British Association of Communicators in Business.
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