25 August 2021

Make UK back initiative to retain young manufacturing talent

Manufacturers' group to provide best practice resources and peer-to-peer discussion forums for new programme.

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Make UK is backing the 'Next Gen Makers' initiative to help manufacturing and engineering employers retain apprenticeship talent and maximise their investment in young people.

As official training provider partner, of the 'Next Gen Makers' programme, Make UK will help promote and develop the 'Engineering Apprenticeships: Best Practice Programme' – an initiative designed to support firms to overcome skills challenges and build talent for future success.

In what is regarded as a first for the UK manufacturing and engineering industry, the programme aims to equip manufacturers with the tools they need to better plan for, attract and retain apprentices. It provides a host of best practice resources and peer-to-peer discussion forums to enable engineering and manufacturing firms of all sizes to replicate proven methods adopted by others that have successfully run apprenticeship schemes for some time.

Stephen Mitchell, Director of Apprentices and Technical Training at Make UK says, 'We know through our members that retaining young talent is just as much of a challenge as attracting them in the first place – and when a business has invested time and money in a young person, they want to see the long-term benefits, as well as helping the sector bridge the skills gap we currently face.'
For more details regarding the programme click here

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