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5 reasons to start a career in engineering

As a young person in the modern world deciding what career path you choose is a difficult option, with thousands of choices and mixed messages from people in your life on what is best for you, it becomes very hard to decide what career route you should take. Pursuing a career in engineering has a…

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Reasons why you should apply for CEATA’s engineering apprenticeships

Apprenticeship participation now stands at a record level. CEATA can offer award-winning training that is perfect for you to get the best start in a successful engineering career. CEATA offers a number of engineering apprenticeships in the Nottingham area giving you the fantastic opportunity to gain qualifications, further your education and gain key work experience…

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CEATA’s Success in May

The month of May was a busy and successful month at CEATA Training Academy. Award Nights, Graduations, new courses starting and a visit from a local MP all added to one of the highlight months of the year so far. Canal Engineering was honoured to be a finalist in the Nottingham Post Business Awards as…

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Bespoke Training for Businesses through Ceata

Through our dedicated courses, we’ve been able to help thousands of students across the East Midlands and beyond to become valuable, skilled engineers. With our expert tutors and practitioners, we offer a wide variety of courses for each different level of engineering, with broad successes across the board. Over recent years, we also decided to…

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What do you need to get a job in engineering?

Engineering is rapidly becoming one of the most popular career paths available to young people in the UK as of 2018. With multiple benefits in terms of salary, transferable skills, variety of opportunities and the overall need for qualified engineers in 2019, the industry itself is becoming increasingly competitive. Young engineers are required to learn…

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Pre-Employment Training Success Stories

We’re very pleased to share some positive news this week in the success of our pre-employment course, and the amazing results achieved by our recent batch of learners. Our 6-week course is designed to help and inspire people who are currently unemployed, giving them a chance to learn new skills and gain quality qualifications in…

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Benefits of apprenticeships in 2019

In 2019, apprenticeships and work placements are becoming one of the most popular choices for young people and employers as part of their career journey into full-time work. But what are some of the benefits of applying for an apprenticeship, and how does it compare to other forms of education, such as college or university?…

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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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