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 engineering, providing them with the best start for their new career.

CEATA aims to provide valuable hands-on experience for our students, with two of our most recent learners, Ed and George, completing their course in December 2018. We’re happy to confirm that they will now be moving on to complete a full CEATA apprenticeship through Canal Engineering in the new year.

Another success story we’re proud to share is the achievement of James, who had made redundant in tough circumstances before coming to CEATA. We were able to help him rebuild his confidence and engineering skills, and after completing the course in May he is now on track to becoming a tutor.

So many of our successful learners are now working in local engineering businesses and firms, after excelling in our short term courses. We always aim to ensure that after completion of the course, there are plenty of job interviews, work placements and further training available.

 

Currently, we have some incredible employers waiting for people with engineering potential to join their teams, so if you’re looking for the next push in your career, get in touch.

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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 are the ideal route to learn valuable skills whilst in employment, without the burden of student debt and with the hands-on experience of a real working environment; the prospect is becoming increasingly attractive for employers and employees alike.

By providing a practical way into a profession that is in high demand, an apprenticeship in engineering can increase the prospects of getting into the industry and building a successful career. The perceived gap between formal education and real-world experience on the job is often a sticking point for graduates of traditional universities. Without relevant experience, graduates can often find themselves at a disadvantage.

The route of apprenticeships is often misunderstood but apprenticeships are a real alternative to traditional higher education programmes; apprenticeships are available at many levels from GCSE equivalent up to master’s degree level and therefore provide an excellent progression route for ambitious employees.  More importantly, they can give workers the essential experience that employers prioritise. Advantages for employers are having an employee that has experience as well as an understanding of their company’s operational culture and business. For employees, the advantage is not only a qualification in the highly desirable field of engineering but the ability to earn while they learn.

Why engineering manufacturing courses? This type of engineering course can open up a wide variety of opportunities both in the UK and worldwide. Welding is essential in a variety of industries including oil, motorsport, ship building, military occupations, engineering professions and even the emerging field of robotics. The demand for this skill means that qualified welders can travel to work abroad in the USA, Canada and Australia.

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Charlie Plummer discusses the effect of his engineering apprenticeship on his career

“I have been offered a work permit in Canada based on my qualification gained through an engineering apprenticeship in Derby” said Charlie Plummer, an East Midlands based engineer. “I would say the big advantage is the practical experience. Many of my friends who went the ‘uni path’ have found their prospects limited due to this lack of experience. The training prepares you for the working world in a beneficial way. I was trained in welding, fabrication and also as a machinist. It can certainly be challenging but ultimately it’s a very worthwhile experience for the doors that it opens. I would certainly recommend considering an apprenticeship to anyone bored with formal academic settings and looking for something different”

With highly experienced welders earning up to £35000, there is no telling where it might take you. Courses in welding, fabrication and engineering in the East Midlands are currently on offer through firms like Canal Engineering. Recently featured as one of the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers, the Nottingham-based company are setting the standard for engineering courses for those in East Midlands and preparing candidates across Nottingham and Derby for jobs in engineering.

How do I start my engineering career today?

But do you need qualifications or experience? For an Intermediate or Level 2 Engineering Apprenticeship there are no formal entry requirements, although those with good grades in English, maths and science are preferred. Progression to Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship or Level 3 follows the successful completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship. If you are unemployed, there is even a pre-employment preparation course for those aged 19 plus. This 6 week course (held in CEATA’s dedicated Engineering Training Academy) results in an NVQ Level 2 in Performing Manufacturing Operations. There are even a number of vacancies for those who complete the course and show employment potential.

How long does it take? Courses can last anywhere from 1 day for a short course to 4 years to complete the level 2 and level 3 apprenticeships. From here, the sky is the limit. For information on welding, fabrication and mechanical engineering opportunities, or if you are an employer wanting to find out about recruiting and apprentice and the costs involves you can contact the CEATA Training Academy about their current vacancies and training courses in the East Midlands: https://www.ceata.co.uk/

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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 and costs.

NVQ’s and other welding and fabrication programmes are available and can be bespoke to your requirements please get in touch for details.

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Traineeship Programme 17/18

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Overview

An 8 week programme combining classroom and workshop training sessions with work placements in local manufacturing businesses. Trainees will gain qualifications in welding and health and safety (subject to meeting the required standard of work) and also study towards English and Maths qualifications. (EAL Level 1 Award in Introductory Welding Skills, NCFE Level 1 Health and Safety)

Who can apply?

The programme is open to applications from those wishing to learn and experience engineering manufacturing with an emphasis on welding. Applicants will need to attend a selection interview and demonstrate an enthusiasm for the programme and be able to work in a factory setting. Applicants must be between 16 and 24 years of age.

When does the programme run?

Places are limited with the first group starting at the end of November/early December attendance at CEATA will be 2 days per week and 2 days per week on placement, anyone who is not able to attend ALL the days will not be considered, requests for time off from the programme will not be approved.

Is there a salary?

No. There are grants and schemes which may contribute towards attendance and travel costs but these vary depending on home address. Please ask for details.

Progression

Progression onto engineering apprenticeships is possible from the programme and CEATA will work with successful candidates to secure suitable employment.

Health and Safety

The programme requires working in engineering environments which can be dangerous if regulations and instructions aren’t followed. CEATA have a no tolerance policy of any infringement of H&S and candidates will be withdrawn immediately if all guidance is not followed.

CEATA only plan to offer 12 places on traineeships over the next 9 months, this is an excellent opportunity to learn about engineering and move on to an apprenticeship.

Click here to apply online!

 

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The Official Opening of CEATA’s New Training Facility

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Yesterday, 6th April 2017 we held the opening of our new training facility. This day was organised to showcase our new building and to celebrate the graduation and hard work of our recently achieving apprentices.

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The evening was a success. The tutors were available to talk to employers and apprentices about future opportunities with CEATA and also learn more about the courses we have available.

The new training facility is a monumental moment for CEATA; it allows us to take more apprentices on to continue building a skilled workforce for more Nottingham and East Midlands based businesses.

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The graduation began with an introduction from the Managing Director of Canal Engineering, Martin Price, followed by a speech from the General Manager at CEATA Karen Hodgson. They both highlighted how much they value in delivering high quality training within engineering sector.

The apprentices were presented with their certificates and qualifications and special plaques for the Most Improved Apprentice – Ryan Horner, Goodmans Metal Works, The Best Intermediate Apprentice 2016 – Ben Sansom , Canal Engineering and The Best Advanced Apprentice – Dean Mohamed, Canal Engineering, 2016.

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From everyone at CEATA we would like to thank everyone for the support we have had so far from everyone at Canal Engineering, the employers and most importantly the apprentices.

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Nottingham City Council Apprenticeship Hub

CEATA is committed to providing a quality service and is registered with Nottingham City Council’s (NCC) Apprenticeship Hub. The Hub aims to match young people with appropriate employers and training.

NCC has secured a deal with the government, which includes investment for apprenticeship opportunities for local residents. Their objective is to generate 1,000 apprenticeship opportunities by March 2015 by:

  • Stimulating demand for apprenticeships from Nottingham based employers
  • Increasing awareness of apprenticeships amongst young people and parents
  • Supporting young people to develop the skills needed to meet employer demand
  • Ensuring the provider based operating in Nottingham is able to meet the needs of employers

CEATA offers Intermediate Apprenticeship Programmes for employers to train their Apprentices to the required accredited standard of fabrication and welding in both practical and theory.

Learn more about the Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeship Programmes CEATA provides.

 

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