I felt the best thing was to get education and learn on the job, somewhere I could progress"
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Engineering employers throughout the West Country have well-paid, worthwhile job vacancies – and now there’s an improved route to get into this exciting sector of the economy, with the help of Swatpro Academy and BEMA.
Right now, the British economy is short of tens of thousands of trained engineers and engineering apprenticeships not only tend to be better paid than other training positions, but also tend to lead to very worthwhile and secure careers.
An apprenticeship tutored and assessed by Swatpro Academy has been the launching pad for many an interesting career – and 23-year-old Elliott Dando is one shining example.
As well as working in a fascinating and always-changing industry, you will be working in a skill shortage area. As such, engineering apprentices tend to earn significantly more per hour than apprentices in most other employment sectors.
“I’ve always believed if you work hard and persevere at something, you can achieve great things,” says James Jackson. James' hard work and perseverance achieved him a Distinction in Level 3 Mechanical Engineering apprenticeship.
“It’s a rewarding job, seeing young people gaining the skills employers want and embarking on a career in engineering,” reflects Martin Wear. Martin is centre manager at the British Engineering Manufacturers (BEMA) training centre at Yate, near Bristol
The recommendation as to why Tom should be considered for the award of Outstanding Apprentice of the Year, was due to the remarkable journey Tom made. All the apprentices selected for employers stand out as having potential to become excellent engineers
Did you take on an apprentice this Spring or Summer? If so, there could be a payment incentive of £3,000 waiting for you – but you’ll have to act fast. This Government payment is available for those hiring an apprentice between 1 April and 30 Septem