Recent survey findings suggest UK engineers believe the skills shortage is the issue that will most impact the sector over the next five years. Education and training support are vital to ensure the industry continues to thrive.
About MK College
At MK College, we are specialists in technical vocational training, offering everything from Apprenticeships to part-time evening courses and university-level programmes – and thanks to our broad curriculum, we can offer solutions for staff in all parts of your business.
When partnering with us you will be uniquely placed to engage with future talent and grow your own talent pipeline through employer guest speaker opportunities, meaningful work experience placements, employer forums and input into our curriculum design. What’s more, our staff are experienced and knowledgeable having worked in industry themselves and can help you stay on top of all the latest industry trends.
Engineering UK: The State of Engineering 2019 report estimates a shortfall of between 37,000 and 59,000 in meeting the annual demand for core engineering roles requiring Level 3+ skills by 2024.
“MK College are a fantastic provider and ensure all stakeholders receive a quality service, from the apprentices and their managers to me as the Apprenticeship Lead. MK College Tutors and the Employer Engagement Team are very responsive and communicative, other providers should take note! Their flexi-intakes have enabled us to enrol apprentices at the right time for the individual and the business. I also find the employer view on OneFile an easy and effective way of monitoring apprentice progress.”
“CTE has been working with MK College for two years and it’s been an incredibly positive experience. Both of our apprentices have exceeded our expectations. The process of signing up an apprentice can be daunting to the uninitiated; however, the team at the College are helpful at every stage.”
“MK College’s commitment to the delivery of excellent customer service has stood out. From recruitment and candidate assessment through to onboarding and continued support and communication, the team have been nothing short of phenomenal.”
“Santa Maria has worked with MK College for several years. They helped us with recruiting our previous apprentice and after having such a good experience we have since taken on our current apprentice through the college. The level of candidates is particularly good, and the college are extremely helpful throughout the process.”
“As a nursery, we have been working closely with Milton Keynes College for many years welcoming students on long term placements and on one-off visits to the nursery. This has been a successful venture for us, as we currently have in our staff team four members of staff who were students with us; two of whom are now employed as room mangers.”
“PJ Care is currently working alongside MK College in a number of ways, and this is something we are extremely proud of. We have managed to up skill our existing workforce by utilising Apprenticeship programmes, bespoke training packages and through promoting the fully funded Health and Social Care Distance Learning courses.”
“Kids Play Childcare are proud to support Milton Keynes College, and sponsor the Early Years Childcare area of learning. It is a mutually beneficial partnership that we see going from strength to strength.”
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