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New Skills Bootcamp to help people into careers in engineering


New Skills Bootcamp to help people into careers in engineering

The Combined Authority has worked with two engineering companies in Peterborough and a local college to develop an intensive Skills Bootcamp course giving learners the skills they need for a career in the industry.

Working with Howden Turbo and Baker Perkins, a technology brand of Schenck Process Food and Performance Materials, the Introduction to Engineering Course begins on January 8, 2024, covering different topics including technical drawing, computer-aided design, fitting, welding and more. Run by College of West Anglia at their Wisbech campus, it is free for learners and is expected to last about 10 weeks. A further incentive is the opportunity of an interview with Baker Perkins or Howden Turbo for their apprenticeship opportunities in 2024.

The Combined Authority is working with employers in the region to understand their skills needs, tailoring the Skills Bootcamps accordingly to ensure that learners have the best possible opportunity to secure good jobs in the local economy at the end of it. This new Skills Bootcamps also aligns with the Combined Authority’s work to increase apprenticeships in the region and support the engineering sector with skilled people to help it to sustain and grow. Hundreds of people in the region, whether employed, unemployed, self-employed or changing careers, have already benefitted from Skills Bootcamps.

Baker Perkins and Howden Turbo will also be offering learners a site visit to their Peterborough premises for further insight to the business, job opportunities and apprenticeships on offer.

To find out more about the Introduction to Engineering Skills Bootcamp and apply visit: https://cwa.ac.uk/courses/part-time/engineering-skills-bootcamp-part-time

Skills Bootcamps are focused courses lasting up to 16 weeks, giving learners the skills they need to find new jobs or advance in a career. Employers can get up to 90% off the cost of Skills Bootcamps to upskill their staff. They are funded by the Department of Education and developed locally by the Combined Authority, working with colleges and training providers.

If you are interested in the range of Skills Bootcamps on offer, either as a learner or employer, visit our Skills Bootcamp page where you can find out more and register your interest.