Manchester, UK. EDM, a leading global provider of training simulators to the civil aviation and defence sectors, announced today that it has launched a new apprenticeship scheme for young engineers.
Five apprentices between the ages of 16 and 18 years old began their careers with EDM last month. They will spend their first year full time at Oldham Training Centre (OTC) working towards an NVQ Level 2 in electrical and mechanical engineering. In their second year the apprentices will spend 4 days per week at EDM doing on-the-job training with 1 day per week spent at OTC to gain an NVQ Level 3. Years 3 to 4 will involve study towards a Level 3 Technical Certificate with a view to continuing in year 5 to achieve an HNC or Degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.
After implementing a thorough selection process that included consideration of past academic performance, face to face interviews and various aptitude tests, just 20% of the candidates that applied were offered positions by EDM.
“Bringing through the next generation of talented engineers at EDM is vital to our future long-term success,” said Tony Bermingham, Managing Director of EDM. “As well as strong academic credentials, we look for a good attitude and energy in our apprentices. This first impressive group of young engineers has demonstrated these values in abundance and we’re delighted to welcome them to the EDM team.”
EDM is a leading global provider of training simulators to the civil aviation, defence, rail and other industries. Combining the highest engineering standards with leading-edge technologies, EDM provides airlines with Door Trainers, Cabin Service Trainers, Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainers and Full Size Mockups and defence organisations with Procedure Trainers, Maintenance Trainers, Ejection Seats, Simulators and Full Size Replicas. Serving organisations worldwide from its UK headquarters, EDM is committed to delivering exceptional quality and value to its clients to help them enhance safety and operational efficiency.
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