Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) is pleased to announce that it has secured funding for 16 students to be paid while they learn the skills to progress onto an apprenticeship programme. The Engineering Construction Scholarship Programme will be delivered in collaboration and with funding from the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB).
From September 2020, RuTC will offer 16 scholarships, eight in Engineering Design and Draughting as well eight scholarships for Project Control. The scholarship is a two year full time programme equipping learners with a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering. Once the learners have completed the scholarship they will be supported to progress onto year 3 of an Engineering apprenticeship programme in their chosen discipline.
Students applying for the programme will be asked to complete a 350 words essay, outlining why they are aspiring to pursue a career in engineering. ECITB developed the programme as a direct response to the expected fall in apprenticeships this year, stating that it is a great opportunity for employers to recruit a young person who had the training to enter an advanced stage of an apprenticeship or be recruited directly on site. During term time, apprentices will also be supported by an allowance of £140 per week.
Sheila Fraser Whyte, Executive Director for Business Development and Innovation at RuTC, said, “Richmond upon Thames College has been working with ECITB for over 10 years successfully delivering engineering apprenticeships, with achievement rates 10% above the national average. Our college works with a number of engineering employers including KBR, Jacobs, Worley, Wood, Fluor and most recently Skanska. The partnerships ensure that all our apprentices have the skills, knowledge and behaviours to succeed in their chosen jobs. We are excited about the new scholarship and the great opportunity that prospective learners have to earn while they learn during this unprecedented time.”
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