Published: 24th Aug 2020

Make UK has said it has been overwhelmed with enquiries about apprenticeships at its Technology Hub in Birmingham, following this year’s GCSE and A-level results. The manufacturers’ organisation said it now has over 2,000 young people in its talent pool looking for apprenticeship opportunities, and is urging engineering and manufacturing employers not to delay their apprentice recruitment plans, or to consider taking on an apprentice. Make UK’s Apprentice Technology Centre in Aston is one of the UK’s leading facilities delivering high specification training to around 1,450 apprentices across the UK. Despite the current lockdown, Make UK is still delivering training to its apprentice population through high quality virtual teaching and assessments. Many engineering and manufacturing companies may be thinking about delaying or cancelling their apprenticeship programs in light of the current COVID-19 crisis, but Stephen Mitchell, director of apprentices and technical training at Make UK’s Technology Hub in Aston, Birmingham, … (To read the full article, subscribe below)