Who are we?

Purpose of the Consortium

The purpose of the Technician Apprenticeship Consortium is to bring together engineering consultancy firms to enable them to meet their business needs through the recruitment and training of technician apprentices.

The Consortium will:

  • Ensure that there is a valued work based route to professional status for aspiring engineers including those who are currently under-represented within the sector such as females, ethnic minorities and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Increase the numbers of young people taking up this route and the number of companies appreciating the benefits it brings and so committing to providing technician apprenticeship places
  • Broaden the availability across a range of engineering disciplines through using the common base of the Engineering Council UK-SPEC to compile a suite of linked qualifications working with sector skills councils, professional institutions and awarding bodies.