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New trainee technician scheme launched by EPS.

20 Nov 2007

Seven recruits embark on four-year modern apprenticeship.

The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences has taken on seven new trainee technicians to support academics throughout the Faculty in their work.

EPS has launched a trainee technician scheme, which involves day release study at an FE college to attain a minimum vocational qualification of a National Certificate.

Alongside this, the trainees attend initial off-site training with the Stockport Engineering Training Association (SETA).

This year's intake of successful candidates were given the opportunity of a workshop or laboratory-based route towards a four-year modern apprenticeship in one of a range of disciplines including Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Chemistry and Physics.

This scheme couples practical and academic skills in such a way that the trainees are equipped with the background knowledge that will form the foundation for a successful introduction to their workplace.

After a local induction, a careful monitoring programme addresses the trainees' career and personal development needs.

Technicians working in laboratories and workshops are crucial to the continued success and smooth running of the University, keeping equipment functioning, preparing experiments and collecting vital data and information.