Royal Academy of Engineering Event

November 2013

On 7th November at the Royal Academy of Engineering the TAC launched its first publication “Apprenticeship Recruitment – Accessing Untapped Talent. A good practice model for employers and professional institutions”.  The report celebrates the achievements and lessons learned from a project, funded by the Royal for Engineering.  The purpose of the project was to investigate whether apprenticeships are an effective way of enabling non-traditional entrants to the professions to access careers in engineering.  A pilot in London targeting young people from BAME and socially disadvantaged backgrounds proved very successful with 15 young people from the programme recruited as apprentices.  For more detail please see the press release.

The event was very well attended and heard from senior figures from the Royal Academy, the National Apprenticeship Service, Mott MacDonald, the ICE and Transport for London just what an impact the apprenticeship programme is having.  This was reinforced by a panel discussion led by Tim Campbell in which apprentices and their company mentors shared their experiences.

You can download a copy of the report here.

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