Engineering Academy welcome the newest keen recruits onto its award winning MOET apprenticeship programme!
Starting with a comprehensive four day induction, the Apprentices are now in the midst of their first practical course, mechanical hand skills. Mick Maciborskyj and Ian Baxter, Mechanical Trainers at the Academy emphasised “The techniques and approaches that they learn during this four week course will not just prepare them for the forthcoming lessons but provide them with the solid safety foundations that are required to set them in good stead for their careers ahead.“
Once the apprentices have gained sufficient experience of working with hand tools in the Academy workshops, they will go on to learn about a great variety of topics relevant to their industries. They’ll dismantle and rebuild pumps and valves, learn the applications of pipework, and develop their fabrication and welding abilities before embarking on their discipline specific courses (mechanical, electrical or control and instrumentation).
“This apprenticeship is going to give me so much practical experience during my first two years; I’m excited to learn about the intricacies of all the different mechanical areas and apply this when I get back to the work place” said Matt Benton, Mechanical apprentice for Uniper Technologies Limited.