Archive for 30th January 2014

Forget the skills gap – University Technical Colleges are training the next generation of engineers

Tomorrow, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills will issue the latest Employer Skills Survey, which claims that although job vacancies are returning to pre-recession levels many employers are still finding it hard to recruit people with the right skills.

University Technical Colleges are new schools developed to fill the skills gap by training young engineers who have the talent and skills industry demands.

  • Engineering students at Royal Greenwich UTC are learning to build the railways of the future with Transport for London and Network Rail
  • A new generation of GPs and Pharmacists are studying at the Liverpool Life Sciences UTC with the help of consultants from the Royal Liverpool Hospital and Redx
  • Young motor racing engineers are learning their craft with the help of McClaren at the Silverstone UTC
  • Taylor Wimpey is working with the Bucks UTC to give students the skills they’ll need to build the homes of the future