Apprentice training is a hot political topic, with the Government’s efforts to back up schemes designed to provide young people with a solid educational background as well as an opportunity to learn ‘on the job’.
The Guild is pioneering a bespoke Apprenticeship Programme, specially designed to benefit Members and young people interested in learning a rare skill-set: the ability to work in the rarefied and specialist field of classic car restoration, engineering and manufacturing.
The scheme is the first of its kind and was launched at the Autosport Show International by the International Guild of Specialist Engineers in partnership with global service provider company Babcock.
Guild Members Clive Temple, Director of the Post-Graduate Motorsport Engineering Programme at Cranfield University, and Roger Waters, a senior Technical Training Programme consultant to major manufacturers, have joint forces to head and manage this initiative.
Following a pitch presentation from potential providers across the country, they have chosen Babcock Training Ltd to deliver a 17-week programme specially designed for and by The Guild. The training course provides a platform to learn skills in the very specialised field of classic car maintenance and restoration.
Babcock’s experience in this field is second to none: the company provides programmes to BMW and Network Rail and they have the organisational experience, staff and business support to deliver a world-class programme on behalf of Guild Members.