FROM September Solihull College is to offer an ‘Advanced Apprenticeship in Technical Professional Civil Engineering’ and ‘Advanced Apprenticeship in Building Service Engineering, Technology and Project Management’, at its Blossomfield Campus.
Targeting those already working in industry at a junior level, or working in an associated role, the courses, which are approved by the ICE and CIBSE, will aim to increase and encourage the number of young people entering the civil engineering and building services professions within Solihull and Birmingham.
Mark King, Head of School for Construction said: “With a strong focus on engineering and construction at the college, we are delighted to be working with a number of key employers in the midlands to train future civil engineers and to give the profession the focus it deserves.”
Working in conjunction with the Technician Apprenticeship Consortium, whose members include notable regional businesses such as Capita Symonds, Arup and Atkins; the college will deliver the apprenticeships over a two-year period. Students will spend a day a week on campus and the remainder with their employers.