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Courses for the Unemployed

Free Engineering Training Courses for the Unemployed

If you’re currently unemployed but interested in pursuing a role in engineering, CEATA offers a 6-week beginner’s welding and fabrication course to give you the basic skills to find employment in a manufacturing role. CEATA offer a free engineering course which will allow you to take your first steps towards a promising career.

We are passionate about helping people to access engineering training no matter what their circumstances. By helping people to learn a usable skill that can be easily transferred to a working environment, CEATA aims to improve the career prospects of our students within engineering.

Increase your employability

Our goal isn’t just to train you. We want to help you to get a job. Along with the practical and technical knowledge required to weld, you will also learn relevant skills that apply directly to a future engineering role, such as health and safety requirements, effective teamwork, and time management.

Trainees who excel in their commitment, performance, attitude, attendance and timekeeping will be offered an interview with an interested employer, which could lead to employment. You may also be offered a work placement or the option to pursue further training with CEATA, including apprenticeships.

Overview of the course

Our Pre-Employment Programme is only available to those aged 19 and over who meet the eligibility criteria.

The free engineering courses will run for 6 consecutive weeks, with required attendance of 4 days per week.

Teaching will take place at our engineering training academy, which operates under the same conditions as our production site. All candidates must, therefore, be prepared to follow our strict health and safety requirements and wear the prescribed personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times.

The course requires 100% attendance and we will refer those who excel to a number of local employers with appropriate vacancies.

Course content

This course covers the training and assessment of the following units:

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Contributing to effective team working
  • Producing shaped products
  • Recording and reporting inspection test results
  • Promoting effective working relationships

Successfully completing the course will lead to the award of a Level 2 NVQ Performing Manufacturing Operations accredited by EAL.

Free engineering courses for the unemployed

Train with CEATA

Visit our course page to find out more information on this course, or get in touch with us online. CEATA is the training provider for Canal Engineering. 

Call us Today

To discuss a training course, arrange a visit to the Academy and receive expert advice, please contact the CEATA Training Manager; you’ll be glad you did!

Call: 0115 986 6321 or Email Us

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