Training

All of the training across the Technical Academies will be managed by In-Comm Training, one of only a select few providers in the UK to be rated ‘Ofsted Outstanding’.

We have tapped into their considerable knowledge and experience to deliver a host of different learning opportunities that are helping young people at the start of their career and also existing employees to ‘upskill’ as the UK aims to embrace more advanced manufacturing.

The doors of our centres have been thrown open so that local manufacturers can get cost effective access to training on CNC programming, prototyping, workholding and precision manufacturing.

In addition to a suite of training courses already developed, there is also the opportunity for companies to tailor their own learning and, at some Academies, we are running the full Apprenticeship Trailblazer curriculums.

We are joined in this exciting project by 14 world class technical partners, who are making their automation, CAD/CAM, metrology and tooling expertise and technology available to anyone using our facilities.

Apprenticeships

Some of our Technical Academies are delivering a full Apprenticeship curriculum, including the new Trailblazer Apprenticeships.

We are working closely with local schools to ensure we have a pipeline of young talent looking for a career in manufacturing and, through In-Comm, have significant experience of matching apprentices with employers.

Future engineers are trained on the most advanced machines and technology in industry and have the chance to apply their theory on live manufacturing projects, putting them ahead of their peers completing conventional courses.

There is also the opportunity for our apprentices to move forward and study for a degree, all without the huge financial burden of going to University.

Upskilling

It is increasingly important that the UK focuses on advanced manufacturing and we need to ensure we have the staff capable of making the best use of new machinery and technology.

The Technical Academies help SMEs address this issue by offering specialist courses to upskill existing workers on CNC machine tools from Bridgeport Hardinge. Chiron, Nakamura and Quaser.

They are also trained on the technology installed by our technical partners.