New apprenticeship scheme to create 100,000 engineering technicians by 2018

Finding the next generation of engineering talent

Finding the next generation of engineering talent

According to a press release, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that 100,000 more engineering technicians will be operating by 2018 through a new apprenticeship scheme.

Developed by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institute of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and supported by the Gatsby Foundation, the multi-million pound initiative aims to give the sector a boost by finding new talent.

Prime Minister David Cameron said: “British engineering and innovation are a part of our history that we are rightly very proud of and our engineering excellence continues to change the world that we live in for the better.

“Apprenticeships are at the heart of our mission to rebuild the economy, giving young people the chance to learn a trade and to build their careers, creating a truly world-class, high-skilled workforce that can compete and thrive in the global race.”