Gower College Swansea and Cardiff University Partner to Upskill Wales’ Engineering Industry

A Welsh Government backed partnership between Gower College Swansea and Cardiff University will enable businesses and professionals to benefit from Wales’ first Integrated Engineering Degree Apprenticeship program.

The BEng Integrated Engineering Degree Apprenticeship program is designed to help companies recruit and continuously develop their engineering teams, while at the same time enabling Welsh companies to implement the latest university insights immediately.

The fully funded Degree Apprenticeship, which is accredited for Incorporated Engineer status by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), is open to both existing and newly hired employees in the engineering industry.

Personalized distance learning offerings also reduce the need to travel to colleges and universities and ensure engineers across South Wales have access to opportunities to future-proof their careers as they explore all areas of the engineering industry, including mechanics, project management, integrated product design and Thermodynamics.

Demand for the ten Welsh government sponsored first degree places is already high from companies and individuals who recognize the achievements of Gower College Swansea and Cardiff University in the sector. Most recently, Gower College Swansea was named UK Engineering and Manufacturing Provider of the Year and the AELP AAC National Apprenticeship Awards at FE Week.

To enroll, individuals must have a level 3 qualification to be considered for the course. Successful candidates will then work towards their Level 4 and 5 qualifications at Gower College Swansea before moving to Cardiff University to complete the final two years of university degrees.

At the start of the program, Denise Thomas, Learning Area Manager for Engineering at Gower College Swansea said:

“Our partnership with Cardiff University is a direct response to the need we know exists in the Welsh mechanical engineering sector.

“This integrated engineering education is truly unique and follows years of development based on our experience supporting leading Welsh companies and professionals. Our integrated approach will combine mechanical, electrical, electronic and manufacturing engineering to enable individuals to gain a broad knowledge base while ensuring that Wales develops the talents required in multidisciplinary engineering environments.

“By combining our strengths as an award-winning UK training provider with those of a leading UK university, we aim to give the Welsh engineering sector an edge in recruiting talent and developing its people.”

Dr. Cardiff University’s Phil Anderson, named Best University in Wales by The Complete University Guide 2022 in particular, said:

“This partnership with Gower College Swansea is crucial to supporting our regional engineering industry in the qualification and professionalization of its employees.

“The BEng Integrated Engineering Degree Apprenticeship offers learners the opportunity to expand their knowledge and professionalize every key area of ​​the engineering industry. Our integrated, flexible range of courses is the key to enabling these learners and workers to bring their new knowledge and understanding of engineering to their careers immediately, even while they are studying, so that they can future-proof their path. “

Applications for the BEng Integrated Engineering Degree Apprenticeship program must be submitted by September 16, 2021. Individuals and companies interested in exploring enrollment opportunities should contact [email protected].

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A Welsh Government backed partnership between Gower College Swansea and Cardiff University will enable businesses and professionals to benefit from Wales’ first integrated engineering apprenticeship program.

The BEng Integrated Engineering Degree Apprenticeship program aims to help companies continually recruit and develop their engineering teams so that the latest university insights can be implemented immediately by Welsh companies.

The fully funded Degree Apprenticeship, which is accredited for corporate engineer status by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), is available to current and existing employees who are newly recruited in the mechanical engineering industry.

Personalized distance learning offerings also reduce the need to travel to colleges and universities and ensure engineers across South Wales have access to opportunities to secure their future careers while exploring all areas of the engineering industry including mechanics, project management, integrated product design, and thermodynamics.

Demand for the ten Welsh government sponsored places during the initial degree enrollment is already high from companies and individuals who recognize the achievements of Gower College Swansea and Cardiff University in the sector. Most recently, Gower College Swansea was named “UK Provider of the Year – Engineering and Manufacturing Apprenticeships” at the AAC FE Week and the AELP National Apprenticeship Awards.

To enroll, individuals must have a level 3 qualification to be considered for the course. Successful candidates will then work towards their Level 4 and 5 qualifications at Gower College Swansea before moving to Cardiff University to complete the final two years of university degrees.

At the start of the program, Denise Thomas, Engineering Learning Area Manager at Gower College Swansea said:

“Our partnership with Cardiff University is a direct response to the engineering needs in Wales that we know exist.

“This integrated engineering education is truly unique and follows years of development based on our experience supporting leading companies and professionals in Wales. Our integrated approach will combine mechanical, electrical, electronic and manufacturing engineering to enable individuals to gain a broad knowledge base and ensure Wales develops the talents required in multidisciplinary engineering environments.

“By combining our strengths as an award-winning training provider in the UK with the strengths of a leading UK university, we aim to give the Welsh engineering sector an edge by recruiting new talent and developing its people.”

Dr. Cardiff University’s Phil Anderson, named Best University in Wales by The Complete University Guide 2022, said:

“This partnership with Gower College Swansea is the key to supporting our regional engineering industry in the qualification and professionalization of its employees.

“The training for the BEng Integrated Engineering Degree offers learners the opportunity to expand their knowledge and to professionalize all key areas of the engineering industry. Our integrated, flexible course is the key to enabling these learners and winners to bring their new engineering knowledge and understanding directly to their careers while they are still studying, thus securing their future path. “

Applications for the BEng Integrated Engineering Degree Apprenticeship program must be submitted by September 16, 2021. Individuals and businesses interested in exploring registration options should send an email [email protected].

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