The changing face of apprenticeships
The word “apprentice” has taken on several different meanings over the last few years and with rising tuition fees, high levels of graduate unemployment and a growing skills shortage in industry, the government is investing heavily in promoting apprenticeships as something we have always known – that they are an equally valid career choice as further education or employment.
Manufacturing: A strong sector with well-paid and skilled job opportunities
Despite tough economic times, manufacturing is still responsible for 55% of UK exports and its productivity regularly outpaces economic growth. All of this helps the UK maintain its position as the world’s sixth largest manufacturing nation.
Average earnings in manufacturing are higher than those in the services sector and indeed the economy as a whole.
An industry trusted training provider
Faced with a barrage of difficult questions about engineering and manufacturing, only EEF can give you all the answers you need to help young people make the right career choices.
Every day we work hand in hand with manufacturers of all types and sizes to provide training, guidance and ongoing support to ensure our manufacturing apprenticeships meet the skills and knowledge needs of businesses today.
And we are no strangers to training young people either. We have worked with thousands of them over the years, all with many different skills and personalities. We pride ourselves on being able to bring the best out in each one of them.
Contact us to attend one of our open days or arrange a school visit to see first-hand what life is like as an apprentice.