Develop your workforce with a Graduate Apprenticeship

Graduate Apprentices will train at the new Falkirk Campus

Develop your workforce with a Graduate Apprenticeship

Firms across Forth Valley could be toasting an excellent opportunity to enhance their workforce if they sign up for a Business Breakfast event to promote a fully funded innovative Graduate Apprenticeship programme.

The event, to be held at FVC’s Stirling Campus on Thursday 4 July at 8.30am, is offering the business community the chance to sign new or existing employees up for the exciting BEng (Hons) Engineering: Instrumentation, Measurement and Control Graduate Apprenticeship (GA) programme in partnership with Forth Valley College and Heriot-Watt University.

This groundbreaking programme between the college, which holds the highest achievement rate for engineering providers in Scotland, and the university, which was rated first in Scotland for Chemical Engineering programmes in the 2018 National Student Survey, is an exciting prospect for local firms.

The four-year course – enables students to spend one day of their working week at the College for the first two years and the last two at Heriot-Watt (20% Study and 80% in the workplace).  This model is designed to produce highly skilled employees in the following areas: Instrumentation and Control Engineering; Instrumentation and Measurement Engineering; Industrial Engineering; Process and Control Engineering; and Commissioning Engineering and is funded by Skills Development Scotland.

Kenny MacInnes, FVC’s Director of Curriculum for Engineering and Science, said: “What an opportunity this could be for firms across the Forth Valley area – especially those in the food and drink sector. The standard of training offered in this course – especially in the new Falkirk Campus’ engineering ‘Super Workshop’ - will be second to none anywhere in the country and companies really could be missing a trick to enhance their workforce, if they don’t sign up for the Business Breakfast event. Places will be limited on this fully funded programme, so we hope those interested will get in touch with us as soon as they can.”

The four year course – where students will spend one day of their working week at FVC for the first two years and the last two at Heriot-Watt (20% Study and 80% in the workplace) - is designed to produce highly skilled employees in the following areas: Instrumentation and Control Engineering; Instrumentation and Measurement Engineering; Industrial Engineering; Process and Control Engineering; and Commissioning Engineering.

It will provide flexible, work-based learning and aims to produce BEng (Hons) graduates who have a thorough grounding in the principles of technology and practices of measurement, are able to specify, design, install, commission, operate and maintain a wide range of measurement and control systems, as well as an understanding that good measurement is the basis for effective control and monitoring. They will also be trained to plan and manage work efficiently, ethically and safely and develop an appreciation of the wider societal and commercial influences on, and impact of, engineering. Confirm your place at the event by using the link below;

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/graduate-apprenticeship-employer-information-session-2019-tickets-60806576106

Alternatively, if you cannot attend the breakfast meeting on the 4 July, but are interested in the Instrumentation Measurement & Control Graduate Apprenticeship programme and would like further information, then please contact Forth Valley College at info@forthvalley.ac.uk or Heriot-Watt University at https://www.hw.ac.uk/business/graduate-apprenticeships/contact-us.htm

 

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