South and City College Birmingham Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship programme is a fantastic opportunity for students to gain skills as a qualified Engineer through the Apprenticeship pathway.
Based at our state-of-art facilities in Longbridge, the college has invested heavily in the facilities to create a fit-for-purpose training area for trainee engineers. Our first intake of students come from a range of employers across the Midlands and they are learning the foundation skills they need to progress their engineering careers
Chris Hayden from the College’s Business Development Team has supported local employers since August last year to identify students. Chris said: “This is a really exciting time for the college. Our campus in Longbridge holds a significant history for engineering and manufacturing in the region, and we have worked really hard to develop a pathway in partnership with our employers to help develop skills for the future needs of industry”.
Our employers are equally impressed with the new engineering programme. HBC Radio-matic have employed James Brain to achieve his Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship. The company provide specialist products and technical support for wireless remote control systems in the construction and engineering industries.
“I really wanted to do an apprenticeship” James explained, “I get to be more employable, as I’m gaining actual experience, rather than just going down the academic route. So far I have really enjoyed learning how the CNC machines work.”