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4 soft skills that employers are looking for

Soft skills are the important traits that can turn a good employee into a great one. They are the types of skill that are difficult to measure on paper, unlike professional or academic qualifications, or job experience. Soft skills help you to work effectively and thus they are highly sought after by employers and recruiters….

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The UK’s Engineering Shortfall

The UK faces an engineering shortfall, with the number of engineering jobs exceeding the number of people entering the sector. Although 5.7 million employees work at registered engineering companies in the UK, comprising 19% of the total UK’s total employment, the number of roles is still expected to increase. Amid concerns that the supply of…

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An overview of the apprenticeship levy

Please be aware that the following information refers only to businesses and apprenticeships in England. For operations in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should contact your local authority for the most relevant information. What is the apprenticeship levy? The apprenticeship levy is a payment large employers pay to HMRC to pay for apprenticeship training….

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Women in engineering and how apprenticeships can help

More than ever before, there is a huge drive for equality in the workplace. People of all ages, genders, races and religions are able to benefit from equal treatment in the recruitment process and during their employment. Despite this, 2017 surveys indicate that only 11% of the engineering workforce is female. While this is a…

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Why many engineering students are struggling to find work

  It is often said that British engineering firms are struggling to recruit graduates. Speak to engineering students or recent graduates and you’ll find that many have also struggled to find work. So what’s going on? While there are many factors that contribute to the problem, two of the main issues for engineering companies and…

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Want To Be An Engineer? CEATA Pre-Employment Programme Open Day

On the 18th of April we are holding an open day for our 6 week long, Pre-Employment Programme, where candidates will gain an NVQ Level 2 Performing Manufacturing Operations, all free of charge. 10am-11.30am. Next course beginning on the 24th of April. This course is for unemployed people aged 19 years and over, wishing to…

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CEATA’s Latest Free Training Courses With SkillsLocal For April & May

Support for Local Businesses – CEATA is offering a programme of free short engineering training courses as part of the D2N2 SkillsLocal programme through LearnDirect during April and May. Our courses include; Introduction to Welding (MMA / MIG / Oxyacetylene) Introduction to welding for those wishing to learn the basics of setting up a welding…

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How to start an engineering career in the East Midlands

Getting a job in manufacturing engineering could be the start of a promising new career. Skilled workers are needed for jobs in trade professions such as welding, fabrication and mechanical engineering. The question is: How do you get into these trades? Where can you do a course or engineering apprenticeship in the East Midlands? Apprenticeships…

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Success for CEATA Academy as they are recognised as a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer!

CEATA Academy, established by Canal Engineering in 2013 originally to improve their own employees skills and qualifications, quickly expanded to offer apprenticeships and other programmes to engineers of all levels across the East Midlands after building an amazing team of tutors, and over £250,000 of investment into the academy. Now for the second year in…

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New Architectural Metalwork Installer Qualification!

CEATA can offer NVQ 2 courses for those with experience of working on site welding and installing architectural metalwork. Programmes take between 8 and 12 weeks and all assessments are conducted in the workplace. For eligible applicants there may be funding to support the cost of these programmes. Please call us to discuss your requirements…

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