According to the Institution of Electrical Engineering (IET) 50% of the entire engineering workforce in the UK is due to retire by 2020. To address the challenges of a predicted skills shortage, Capula an Imtech company, has been continuously investing in apprenticeships and training to develop the next generation of engineers.
The business currently has 15 young recruits studying for Foundation or BEng degrees at either Newcastle under Lyme College (NULC) and Staffordshire University, near to the Staffordshire Head Office, with this number set to rise once the new intake of engineering apprentices joins in September. Recent published data has recognised NULC as the best all-round college in the region with achievement rates for apprentices at 84.1%, 16% ahead of the national average. Similarly, Staffordshire University has just been announced as a ‘silver’ award-winner in the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) announced last week.
“The standard of training our young engineers receive at Newcastle Under Lyme College and Staffordshire University has been consistently high and supplements the training they receive when working alongside our highly skilled and experienced engineers. I believe this winning combination truly sets us apart and makes Capula an employer of choice,” said Steve Tellwright, HR Director. “At Capula training doesn’t stop when engineers qualify either, many of our time-served engineering staff are working towards achieving chartered status, something that we actively encourage due to our links as Corporate Partners of the IET and BCS*.”
The Capula approach to training ensures the in-depth knowledge of software and hardware applications is transferred across our engineering teams to ensure a level of service to our clients that is unsurpassed.
*BCS – the Chartered Institute for IT