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16.09.13

High quality training for rail apprentices

Atkin’s rail apprenticeship scheme has been approved by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Run by Atkin’s Rail Communications Systems (RCS) business, the scheme provides professional competence and demonstrates a commitment to apprentices’ development and progression.

John Beattie, IET technical training advisor said: “IET approval is only awarded to organisations that can demonstrate they provide the high quality learning and training experience for their employees, enabling them to go forward to EngTech registration. This achievement will help Atkins demonstrate the professionalism of their workforce and help the individuals on the scheme meet their personal goals and ambitions.”

Philip Parker, head of design for Atkins’ RCS business said: “Our scheme is designed to provide apprentices with the technical skills and knowledge they need for a successful career in the rail industry so we are thrilled that it has gained IET approval.

“This recognition shows that the training we provide our apprentices with is of such a high calibre that they can use the qualifications they gain as full competence evidence for EngTech professional registration which provides them with more opportunities.

“Since gaining IET approval in July, five of our apprentices have received EngTech status. I’d like to congratulate James Winson, Andre Blackwood, Sean Doherty, Chris Bailey and Alex Sammut on this important milestone.”

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