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HETA supports the Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire with their Apprenticeship Progression Pathway

17th August 2020

HETA are pleased to announce our partnership with Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire (ENL UTC) to support their Apprenticeship Progression Pathway at their sixth form. Our aim is to inspire enough young people to consider a career in engineering to solve the skills shortage in the area. This exciting development is timeous as we come out of lockdown to support the North and North East Lincolnshire recovery plans.  

The Apprenticeship Progression Pathway at the ENL UTC is a one-year course designed for individuals who are looking for a clear progression route to an apprenticeship or entry level employment, or who is not quite ready to study a Level 3 qualification at this stage. The qualification will provide our students with the specific skills, knowledge and understanding, and range of transferable skills that are required in STEM roles. 

"We have been working hard to create a unique post 16 learning experience that is aligned with preparing students for professional careers. We have live projects with local industry, close relationships with local universities and a wide range of extracurricular activities to help students develop into well-rounded professional individuals ready to meet the challenges of the future. This partnership will create a great route-way for our sixth form students” – Ian Bates, Head of Sixth Form. 

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This new partnership will further enhance the excellent work both of our organisations do in developing opportunities through meaningful encounters across the year, extra support with applications, interview skills, and the development of our sixth form curriculum to match the needs of Greater Lincolnshire and Humber industry. Students will engage in activities with HETA and their employers through the year, working on projects set by industry.  

“We are excited to work alongside the UTC in supporting their apprenticeship progression pathway. Applicants that aren’t ready for an apprenticeship first time round when they apply to HETA, the UTC’s Level 2, 1 year pathway option will get them ready for an apprenticeship/traineeship as it will allow them to re-sit any grades that they don’t achieve and help them with focusing on aspects of employability skills.  

We are looking forward to working with the UTC learners on the progression pathways by supporting them with mock interviews, CV workshops and other necessary employability skills to get them ready for the world of work.”  – Iain Elliott, CEO HETA