THE TTE Technical Training Group has teamed up with East Coast Training to help five young people take the first steps towards a career in building services engineering.
Middlesbrough-based TTE and East Coast Training have created a new programme to help young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) gain an NVQ Level 1 qualification.
As part of the programme they spent time at TTE’s training centre in Middlesbrough, where they took part in activities in both workshop and classroom environments. They also attended East Coast Training who supported them with their literacy/numeracy, personal and social development and employability skills.
TTE receives hundreds of applications a year for its apprenticeship programmes, which are supported by businesses in the engineering, manufacturing, process and energy sectors. Sponsoring companies look for high quality, motivated individuals who, through their apprenticeship, can gain the necessary skills, qualifications and competencies to become part of their future workforces.
TTE provides industry-specific technical training and is one of the largest UK-based providers of training for the oil and gas, process, manufacturing and engineering sectors.
It currently has over 600 young people going through various stages of their pre-apprenticeship and advanced apprenticeship training and regularly welcomes visiting technicians from regions including, among others, West Africa and the Middle East.
East Coast Training is part of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council's adult and children services directorate and has been working with young people aged 14-19 for over 10 years across two sites in the Redcar and Cleveland area.
David Thompson, partnership manager at TTE, said: “The young people were really enthusiastic about the training and have shown a real interest in engineering. This programme provides the first step for young people in the NEET situation to choose engineering as a potential career path. We look forward to working with East Coast Training to help more young people.”