VIDEO: Giants of engineering draw crowds to training showcase
By Andrew Merrell | 22nd January 2020
It was another successful event last night for those behind one of the most respected engineering training operations you could hope to find.
With the full support of some of Gloucestershire's biggest and best-known engineering firms and many of its smaller no-less valuable companies, the apprenticeship event again drew the crowds.
To those whose lifeblood is the next generation of talent - of whatever age - Gloucestershire Engineering Training's (GET) showcase boasted names like Renishaw, Delphi Technologies, Safran, G-TEM (G-TEKT Europe Manufacturing LTD), Future Advanced Manufacturing and its own reputation as the go-to training academy for them all.
Also working the floor wereMajorlift Hydraulic Equipment Ltd, Textron,Trelleborg the University of Gloucestershire and Mira.
Linsey Temple, chief executive at Barnwood Point-headquartered GET, said: "This is an opportunity for people of any age to come and find out more about apprenticeships. We had a variety of people from school leavers to those still in year nine and 10 who are making their minds up about what they want to do.
"There is no typical engineer. We have had quite a few older apprentices come on board this year too - including two women who are in their 40s looking for career change - and we have an ever-growing number of people from the ethnic minority communities coming through as well."
The aim of the annual event is to allow anyone who has an interest in a career in Gloucestershire to not just find out more about what that might mean, but to do so by getting in front of current and recent apprentices, company bosses, trainers, opportunities, and reveal everything from entry-level demands to potential career paths around the world.
The recruitment evening, highlighting post GCSE and A-Level opportunities within the engineering sector, was free to attend.
The training provider has been delivering work-based learning in engineering for more than 40 years, including training in mechanical, electrical, maintenance, welding and fabrication skills.
GET courses are 'fully tailored to suit modern industry requirements', meaning learners are prepared for the workplace from the minute they finish their training.
Other companies exhibiting at the event included Ontic, Textron, Spirax Sarco, Future Advanced, LRS (Lucozade Ribena Suntory), Safran Landing System Services, Safran Landing Systems, Trelleborg, Majorlift, G-TEM, LB Bentley, Kohler Mira and the University of Gloucestershire.
Linsey Temple, chief executive at GET said: "Year on year we are finding more young people coming through the doors to find out what engineering is about and looking at the career options available in engineering and manufacturing.
"We have seen a rise in apprentices, not just young people applying but in terms of businesses taking on apprentices."
For more information visit http://get-trained.org/, or call 01425 423461.
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