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04.02.20

Amey teams up with University for railway engineering apprenticeship

Amey Consulting has teamed up with Sheffield Hallam University to deliver a trailblazing Railway Engineering degree apprenticeship scheme to help attract new talent into the railway industry.

The new apprenticeship, announced during National apprenticeship week (3-9 Feb), will give 30 new students the chance to learn and earn at the same time, as they obtain a degree over the fully funded, five-year period.

College leavers applying for this degree will have a pathway choice between electrical and mechanical (E&M), civil and track (C&T) or signalling and telecoms (S&T) engineering.

During their time on the bespoke programme, students will also be able to work at Amey Consulting on real life engineering problems and live railway projects alongside their studies.

 James Andrews, Head of Engineering at Amey Consulting, said:

 “Amey Consulting has thoroughly enjoyed working with a leading applied learning university to develop this degree apprenticeship programme that will ensure a future stream of highly qualified and effective engineering talent into our business. 

“Future graduates from the scheme will not only possess the academic qualifications that come from studying at Sheffield Hallam University, but also practical, business focussed vocational skills obtained through real world experience, gained in our design offices and on site, helping Amey Consulting cement its reputation as one of the UK’s leading providers of professional engineering services. 

“Amey Consulting is committed to being part of a sustainable future for Britain’s railway industry and believe that providing alternative routes into the industry at all levels helps provide equal opportunities for all, resulting in a healthier, more diverse and productive workforce.”

At the end of the five year course, students will obtain a Bachelor’s degree (B.Eng) in Railway Engineering, and will be equipped with enough experience and knowledge to register as n Incorporated Engineer (I.Eng) with the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Kim Holland, Business Development Manager, Sheffield Hallam University said:

“It has been incredibly exciting to work with Amey Consulting on co-designing and developing this brand new apprenticeship course with Sheffield Hallam University. By having an employer like Amey Consulting actively involved in content development and delivery, it means we have been able to create a true partnership programme which provides Amey Consulting and the rail industry with the valuable skills, knowledge and behaviours needed from qualified rail engineers.

“We have worked hand-in-hand with Amey Consulting to ensure the programme meets the needs of the company, from selecting the best apprenticeship, recruiting the new apprentices and designing the programme. The knowledge and expertise from both partners will provide the new degree apprentices with unrivalled learning, which will put them in excellent stead for a successful, life-long career.”

The apprenticeships will start with Amey in March, where students will receive support and mentoring throughout their studies to become a professional engineer.

 

Photo: Amey Consulting

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