More than 150 young people will have the opportunity to participate in the next round of Introduction to Engineering Construction (ITEC) courses offered at a range of colleges across the country.
The Engineering Construction Industry Training board (ECITB) said that places were available at 12 sites, with the course due to start in September 2018.
Set up in 2015 the course is equivalent to the first year of a level 3 apprenticeship and has provided a pool of recruits for industry each year. In June 154 people will graduate.
ECITB head of apprenticeships Martin Eatough said: “This is an excellent opportunity for those students who are currently studying or in the process of applying for an engineering qualification and are looking for an opportunity to secure an apprenticeship or full-time employment in engineering.”
The course provides 10 months of training, a recognised industry-level qualification, real-world experience and training in a variety of disciplines including welding and fabrication, electrical and mechanical installation, designed, draughting and project control.
Places are currently available in colleges in Cumbria, Teesside, Somerset, East Anglia, Merseyside, Lincolnshire and North Yorks. More information is available here.