We have obtained Approved Apprenticeship status from the IET for our Engineering Maintenance, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, and Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering competency-based apprenticeships.
The Company currently support 18 Apprentices on NVQ Level 3 and Level 5 Foundation Degree Engineering Apprenticeships, which are delivered in partnership with local training provider, Northern Regional College (NRC).
IET Approval recognises apprenticeship programmes that deliver the competencies required for apprentices to apply for professional registration once they have completed their qualifications. Registration, awarded by the Engineering
Council, is only available to professional, competent technicians and engineers, and is recognised throughout the world.
IET Approved Apprenticeship status demonstrates GES Group’s commitment to development and progression, and endorses the quality of the Company’s scheme against IET benchmarks, as well as providing Apprentices with access to IET’s vast resources.
The approval process involves a peer assessment by trained and experienced Engineers, who consider a range of evidence and criteria, including: roles undertaken by Apprentices, how the programme supports the wider business objectives, and the level of support available to Apprentices.
IET Accreditation Manager, Dan Canty said: “The IET congratulates GES Group on being awarded approval status, which demonstrates that they maintain the highest standards of quality, content, technician support, and assessment, and continuously improve on those standards.”