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TTE encourages Tees Valley students to pursue a career in Engineering

Posted 7th April 2016 By TTE Press Office

The TTE Technical Training Group is encouraging more young people from across the Tees Valley to attend an engineering open event, which will provide GCSE students with the chance to tour its specialist training facility and learn more about their options after Year 11.

The event, which takes place at 5pm on 13 April, will be provide an in-depth introduction to the training programmes available at TTE, a tour of its industry-standard facilities and also the opportunity to chat with its expert trainers, who also deliver programmes around the world to engineers from international companies including BP and Marathon Oil.

TTE provides school leavers with practical training, technical skills, the ability to learn and earn and the opportunity to enjoy a career in industry through its employer-sponsored Apprenticeships programmes and Study Programmes.

TTE has strong links with over 100 local employers in industry, which sponsor the organisation’s apprentices. These companies are keen to support students throughout their training and young people expecting to achieve English, Maths and Science GCSEs at grades A to C are invited to apply for an employer-sponsored apprenticeship.

Study programme learners spend two years working towards respected vocational and technical qualifications at TTE’s training centre in South Bank, spending a large proportion of their time in its uniquely equipped workshops.

There is then the potential for a further two years spent working at sponsoring companies’ premises, as apprentices, to earn additional vocational qualifications and, most importantly, gain hands-on experience working in an industry environment as part of a skilled workforce.

TTE’s Engineering and Process Study Programmes, which are available in a selection of trades, including engineering and process disciplines, provide young people aged between 16 and 18 with the chance to study for Diplomas at Level 2 and 3.

The Engineering and Process Study Programmes, which help students gain practical experience in a range of engineering disciplines, involve students spending up to two years at TTE’s training centre to develop a range of practical skills and competencies.

In addition, the Study Programmes support students’ chances of moving on to an Apprenticeship sponsored by an employer from the oil & gas, process, manufacturing and engineering sectors.

Steve Grant, Managing Director at TTE, said: “For the UK’s engineering sector to continue to grow it needs access to a pool of skilled workers; however, this supply is dwindling due to the effects of the industry’s ageing workforce.

“Our open events provide the opportunity for GCSE students across the Tees Valley to get a better feel for what an engineering career would look like and how they would develop the skills and capabilities required to succeed in an exciting and diverse industry.”