21 June 2012
Hull College is working closely with BAE Systems to offer support and opportunities for retraining and upskilling for BAE Systems employees potentially affected by the firm’s redundancies. Click here to find out how.
Hull College is working closely with BAE Systems to offer support and opportunities for retraining and upskilling for BAE Systems employees potentially affected by the firm’s redundancies.
The College is offering a variety of training programmes including forklift operations, plumbing, and PAT testing electrical and manufacturing qualifications along with qualifications to provide skills for jobs that exist in the renewables sector.
In addition to these programmes the College has attended skills and training fairs to give information and guidance to BAE Systems employees on all the training and course opportunities that the College has available. Following on from this, Hull College has been able to give one-to-one advice and guidance to employees, many of whom have had long careers with BAE Systems. This one-to-one guidance has been very well received by employees and has resulted in training opportunities that will enhance qualifications that employees already have and in some instances may lead to potential career changes.
These tailored opportunities are supported by BAE Systems and the Trade Union and, the College is pleased to announce, that there is the potential to develop programmes for the companies associated with BAE Systems.
Hull College Chief Executive and Principal, Dr Elaine McMahon, CBE, comments,
“Hull College is dedicated to our local community and we are proud that we can offer support to the employees at BAE Systems during this difficult time. The programmes we have can all be tailored to the individuals there. We look forward to continuing our support.”
Hull College has a long association with BAE Systems and has delivered Further and Higher Education services to support BAE System’s own Apprenticeship and training programmes for more than 20 years.