We are delighted to announce that Keighley College has now received accreditation from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (iMechE) for our Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme run through our Industrial Centre of Excellence. This followed a strict audit by iMechE and means that the centre is one of a select group of training organisations who’s students get free access to a range of support including:
- Supported access to the world’s largest engineering library sited at Institute of Mechanical Engineers
- Bursaries and other financial support
- Opportunities to attend free engineering events and talks
- Newsletters featuring the latest developments in the sector
One of the key benefits to the College being approved by iMechE is that all students coming through the course will be able to fill in a short application form to become professionally registered as EngTech. This simple process can make all the difference to an engineer’s career with many major employers such as BAE, the MOD and Rolls Royce insisting that all staff are professionally registered and often using this as a criteria when filtering job applicants. In short this will help our students stand out from the crowd and demonstrates our continued commitment to the success of our apprentices and demonstrates the quality of our training provision to students and employers.