North Lindsey College is delighted to announce it has been awarded the Tata Steel contract for delivery of the company’s apprenticeship scheme from September 2014.
This will involve delivery of engineering frameworks including technical, craft electrical and mechanical to some 119 existing and new apprentices.
Mick Lochran, Deputy Principal said:”We have worked with Tata Steel since the College opened 60 years ago delivering a range of training and qualifications. We are excited to have secured the apprenticeship contract as apprenticeships are key to sustaining and improving the skills base in our region. Tata Steel has demonstrated a long term commitment to apprenticeships and we look forward to working in partnership with the company again in this area.
“Tata Steel will also be allowing other local apprentices to access the Tata Steel training centre. We will be identifying a small number of local employers who can train their apprentices alongside those from Tata Steel. This is an example of true partnership working and a great opportunity for local businesses.”
Paul Martin, Tata Steel’s Human Resources Director, said: “Apprentices are a vital investment for Tata Steel and ensuring they are trained to the very highest standards is of paramount importance for the company.
“I am delighted North Lindsey College will be at the heart of making sure the skilled employees we need for tomorrow are getting the training they need today.”
North Lindsey College has more than 400 apprentices across the region and across sectors. It provides flexible roll on-roll off apprenticeships throughout the year so employers can plan to take on an apprentice when it meets their business needs. For businesses which can’t provide a long term commitment to an apprenticeship, the College also works with the local Apprenticeship Training Agency. This enables an employer to be able to offer a short term placement to an apprentice which is particularly useful to small businesses which secure short term contracts.
The College currently has a ’100 Apprentices in 100 Days’ recruitment campaign focussed on encouraging employers, particularly SMEs, to take on an apprentice. With more than 35 new starts and 50 planned between now and the end of July, the College is well on its way to achieving its target.