Cameron announces initiative to create 100,000 Engineering Technicians

The Prime Minister has announced a new initiative which will help create 100,000 registered Engineering Technicians by 2018.

The initiative has been created by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Gatsby Foundation in response to the emerging skills gap and will enable apprentices to attain a globally recognised registration designation of Engineering Technician (EngTech). It will assist in dealing with the inevitable skill shortages within engineering, construction and manufacturing where an estimated doubling of new recruits is required by 2020.

Mr Cameron commented that “Apprenticeships are at the heart of our mission to rebuild the economy, giving young people the chance to learn a trade and to build their careers, creating a truly world-class, high-skilled workforce that can compete and thrive in the global race”

Keith Lewis, Managing Director of Matchtech added: “The initiative is a positive step in order to ensure that we have a continuing flow of Engineering Technician talent emerging; talent that will contribute towards our engineering excellence, our ability to compete globally and the UK economy"

For the full story on this engineering initiative please visit the imeche website


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