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 number of advantages, we have highlighted 5 of them to give you an insight into why you should start a career in engineering.

Engineers Are in High Demand – The modern job market is extremely competitive with many university graduates not being able to get a job in their chosen career field. Being a trained engineer not only gives you a headstart with vital work experience it also gives you a range of future career opportunities in the field you are both trained and want to work in.

Travel the world – Engineers are not just in high demand in the United Kingdom but also across the world. Not only do U.K. companies win a lot of contracts abroad meaning you can travel with work, being a fully qualified engineer gives you the skills to be able to work in any country you want.

Transferable skills – Transferable skills are one of the most sought after abilities for employers. Engineering gives you the ability to solve highly complex problems that is a useful ability for a range of industries. You will also gain project management, teamwork, communication and logical thinking skills that will make you an asset to any company.

Good career advancements – After gaining work experience and skills one of the main benefits to an engineering career is the possibility of future career advancements. Engineering is a lucrative career path alongside the financial gain, there are solid job security and the potential for promotions in the field of engineering.

Change the world – One of the main benefits of pursuing an engineering career is the justification that you are having a positive impact on the world. At the end of the working day, many engineers have a proud sense of achievement of the work they have done. As you become more experienced in the field of engineering you will begin to work on bigger projects that shape the world around you and benefit society.

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CEATA offer a range of award-winning engineering training courses that are designed to help you to start a successful engineering career. If you are interested in how CEATA can help you kickstart your career, please contact us via phone, email or our contact form.

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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 as an employee.

One of the main benefits CEATA engineering apprenticeships offer is the chance to learn while you work. CEATA offers several different apprenticeship courses and levels to provide suitable options for both employers and apprentices. 4 days of the week you will work with your employer gaining practical workplace skills. 1 day a week will be spent at CEATA’s award-winning training academy where you will study towards your qualifications.

 

An engineering apprenticeship with CEATA also creates amazing future career opportunities. Past apprentices have had the opportunity to work abroad and on exciting projects across the East Midlands. Once you are fully qualified as an engineer, CEATA has companies across the East Midlands that are looking for and hiring new members of staff. Earning your apprenticeship at an award-winning provider will boost your CV and increase your employability skills.

Alongside gaining key work experience and earning good qualifications doing an apprenticeship with CEATA allows you to gain new life skills and make new friends. During your sessions at CEATA you will meet people in the same situation as you. This will allow you to expand your social circle and enjoy your time at CEATA. During the working days, you’ll not only learn key practical skills but also get advice from your colleagues and employers about an engineering career. This will expand your network in the engineering community which can be extremely helpful later in life.

Starting an apprenticeship with CEATA is the perfect way to start a successful career in engineering. Your tutors will be award-winning experienced staff and will gain work experience with reputable companies around Nottingham. If you are interested in our apprenticeship programme feel free to contact us today. We host several open days at our headquarters where you can meet members of staff, gain a key insight into how the programs are ran and ask any questions you may have.

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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 Apprentice Employer of the Year 2019. An award that we are very proud of as it showcases the success of our growing apprenticeship training programmes. The award now sits proudly with other awards we have won since the formation of CEATA as a training academy. Winning these awards is something our entire team and the company can be proud of for their commitment and investment in providing first class training to our learners.

 

Later in May, we had our own awards and graduation night. A fantastic occasion that acknowledged our apprentices for all their hard work. We had a special guest, local MP Lilian Greenwood, presenting the awards for Level 2, Level 3 Apprentice of the Year and the CEATA Special Award for 2019. General Manager Karen Hodgson says “May has certainly been a very busy month seeing learners be recognised for fantastic achievements is the best part of our job. Being an award winner ourselves is testament to the investment Canal Engineering puts into training and welcoming Lilian Greenwood was a real bonus. With everything going on this month plus a visit from Ofsted we are set for another bumper year of successes!”

Alongside award nights and celebrations we also continued the cycle of bringing in new learners starting new courses on both our pre-employment and apprenticeship training programmes. Our new learners can be assured their courses are in safe hands with an award-winning training provider.

Everyone at CEATA would like to thank all of the learners, staff and supporters for their continued hard work.

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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 open that opportunity up to the local businesses and industries as well.

CEATA now offers help and support to businesses in the East Midlands area, through upskilling current employees, encouraging recruitment from the engineering sector and securing essential apprenticeships for younger students. Our training schemes aim to promote the idea that ‘anyone and everyone can benefit from CEATa’ and we aim to make good on that promise.

So how can CEATA benefit me as an employer?

From our short courses in welding and engineering to our NVQs in fabrication and metalwork, we can help to upskill your current employees in new and versatile areas of self-improvement. The skills we can educate are valuable, lifelong skills that can not only help to boost your overall business but also the abilities of your workers.

Our apprenticeship courses are also a great way to benefit from CEATA, as we can guarantee your company a reliable selection of employees – uniquely trained in high-quality engineering and welding. Not only does this save you time when searching for specialised workers, it also offers you the security of knowing your employees have been trained through a certified and accredited programme. We help to inspired educated and hard-working employees, ready to transition straight into your company.

How does CEATA select the students for apprenticeships?

For many of our NVQ courses, a basic qualification in English and Maths is crucial, however, we are open to all levels of learning. We are keen to work with those who are available and willing to learn, either through off-the-job training or foundation level experience. In terms of personal skills, we look out for those standout students who can prove themselves, push themselves and demonstrate to us a functional and practical understanding of the work they will need to do. Whilst good technical skills are important, we also take into workplace behaviours into consideration, monitoring attention to detail, professionalism and teamwork.

If you want to find out more about the work CEATA is doing for businesses, check out our Employees page.

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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 more, adapt faster and have a much broader knowledge base to be successful in their field, with more skills than ever in demand from high profile companies.

So what exactly do you need to get a job in engineering?

A wide variety of hands-on experience

Engineering as a role comes in many different forms, from vehicle maintenance to structural design. This means that as a potential candidate, you will need to understand as many different types of engineering as possible – or at least have a detailed awareness of their requirements – to find the right role for you. You will need to be able to get your hands dirty, interact with clients and business owners, deliver to deadlines and understand the aesthetic qualities of high-quality engineering to impress your potential bosses. Over 40% of employers believe that engineering students lack the practical experience to succeed in their field, so it’s crucial that you gain as much hands-on practice as you can.

Good quality training

Where you trained and how you learnt your engineering skills could be the deciding factor when it comes to interviewing for the job you want. Companies and industries are looking for reputable training courses, with a high turnover of successful and skilled graduates, so make sure you choose your path wisely during your training period. Big name academies, specialised training schools and colleges are likely to provide you with a detailed and practical experience of engineering that can seriously impress a recruiter. They can also help you to describe in detail some of the skills you gained there, the techniques and modules you excelled in and the benefits you found from studying there – illustrating your learning ability and enthusiasm for engineering.

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Excellent relationships and references

Whilst engineering is not typically considered a high profile client-facing role, there are certain requirements of the profession that require good relationship management and interacting with your peers. Being able to cite teachers with a great reputation in their field, deliver glowing references and describing the lessons you learned from an independent one-on-one tutor is bound to help you make a great impression on your interviewer. It can also help you to mention some of the engineers who inspired you throughout your training, whether it be through their attention to detail, innovative thinking or professionalism in a tough situation – demonstrating not only humility but respect for colleagues as well.

An organic demonstration of technical knowledge

Most companies and industries will prefer their candidates to feel comfortable and confident in their own abilities when it comes to talking shop. It’s important to understand your trade and the requirements expected of you, but also to deliver a demonstration of it organically and authentically. Candidates who repeat their latest textbook or lecture slide word for word can appear under confident and overly rehearsed, giving the impression that they only learnt their skills in time for the interview. Being able to have a natural and thoughtful conversation about your chosen field of engineering will benefit you greatly when it comes to impressing interviews, particularly if you can drop in a few references to skills you picked up during training.

Beginning a career in engineering can be an exciting and life-changing journey, and where you trained can have a serious impact on your future career path. So why not choose a certified, independent and experienced academy like CEATA, and do some good for your future.

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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 find out about engineering and acquire the basic skills to be able to weld.

Location: CEATA Academy, 8, Easter Park, Lenton Ln, Nottingham NG7 2PX.

At our Open Day you will be able to:
– Tour the academy and check out our facilities
– Speak to tutors and current students
– Submit your application on the spot!

For more information, go onto our Facebook event –

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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 set and how to work safely. Candidates can chose one type welding to study, all materials are provided apart from overalls and safety boots which must be worn. *Aluminium is excluded from this course. Duration: 2 days. Dates: 17th/18th May.

Introduction to Welding (TIG)

Introduction to welding for those wishing to learn the basics of setting up a welding set and how to work safely. Candidates can chose one type welding to study, all materials are provided apart from overalls and safety boots which must be worn. *Aluminium is excluded from this course. Duration: 3 days. Dates: 9th/10th/11th May.

Refresher Welding

Refresher training for those who have some welding experience.  Candidates can chose one type of welding to study*, all materials are provided apart from overalls and safety boots which must be worn. This course can lead to an NVQ Level 2 in Welding or Welder Coded standard. Coded testing can be arranged. *TIG and Aluminium are excluded from this course. Duration: 1/2 days. Dates: 12th/13th April.

Abrasive Wheels

This course is suitable for those new to using abrasive wheels or requiring refresher training. Using abrasive wheels safely in the work place and replacing abrasive disks and wheels. Duration: 1 day. Dates: By arrangement.

Introduction to CAD

Gain a basic knowledge of CAD application and use. Candidates will also learn the basics of reading engineering drawings accurately. Duration: 2 half days. Dates: By arrangement.

Places are limited, and available for people in employment only – to find out more please email us on ceata@canalengineering.co.uk

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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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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…