TRB Lightweight Structures launches composites technician apprenticeship

The three-year program includes lecture and practical education, as well as competency-based training to develop composites skills and competencies.


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TRB Lightweight Structures (Huntingdon, England) reports it has created a Composites Technician Apprenticeship, designed to help the company maintain an active role in its workforce’s educational development. The company says it anticipates continued strong growth in global composites manufacturing and sees the apprenticeship program as a way to meet the needs of its growing customer base.

With 20% of its total workforce in training or attending vocational courses, TRB says the apprenticeship program has been developed to meet current and future needs of the composites manufacturing sector, and provides individuals the understanding, skills and competencies for these roles.

Delivered locally in partnership with Peterborough College (previously iMET, Peterborough, U.K.), TRB says the three-year apprenticeship program is a mixture of lectures and practical education, as well as online instruction prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. The course also offers competency-based training completed at TRB.

With two apprentices from TRB already enrolled, apprenticeship graduates earn a BTEC Level 3 Diploma and an NVQ Level 3 in Composites Engineering. Graduates also are eligible to apply for Engineering Technician (EngTech) status with the Institute of Materials and/or the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).