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BAE Systems

Software Engineering: Electrical Engineering: Welding: Finance: Aircraft Maintenance: Mechanical Engineering: Design Engineering: Business… just a few of the different Apprenticeship programmes we offer, including degree level Apprenticeship programmes. We offer over 30 award winning apprenticeship programmes across the UK. Whether you’re interested in technical, engineering, business, project management, cyber security or finance, a BAE Systems Apprenticeship will get your career off to the best possible start. Visit the Tempest full scale concept aircraft at H20-N-1 to see the future you could work on

Official Exhibitors

Festo

Festo Didactic is one of the largest suppliers of learning systems in the world; covering a wide range of engineering technologies such as Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Robotics and PLC Programming through to their applications in Mechatronics, Flexible Manufacturing Systems and Industry 4.0. Festo Didactic has been a major supplier of learning systems in the UK to UTC’s, FE, HE, Industry and Military. Festo is also a sponsor of World Skills International & UK.

Lincoln Electric (UK)

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 63 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 23 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries.

DMG MORI

DMG MORI is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-end quality CNC Lathes, Machining Centres, state of the art 5-axis machines, Turn/Mill and Mill/Turn as well as Ultrasonic and Laser Technology. The broad product portfolio allows our product to be used in most industries, Aerospace, Automotive, Medical, Energy and Die and Mold to name just a few.

Car-O-Liner

Car-O-Liner is the leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of high quality, technologically advanced collision repair systems including equipment, software and data. Integration of our solutions gives you flexible, universal collision repair systems that support the entire vehicle repair process, thereby reducing cycle times, and increasing profits (profitable, productive, practical).

National Federation of Roofing Contractors

The NFRC is the largest and most influential roofing trade association in the UK, promoting quality contractors and quality products, ensuring that its members are at the forefront of all roofing developments. NFRC actively ensures that all members offer high standards of workmanship and sound business practice through a strict code of practice and vetting procedure, including site inspections and adhering to the Government endorsed standards. The Federation also offers training services, technical advice, and represents member interests to the wider construction industry and Government.

Hambleside Danelaw Limited

A heritage of innovation and care, at the heart of Britain. Hambleside Danelaw Ltd manufacture a range of pioneering and innovative GRP roofing products on our sophisticated continuous profiling production lines. Products conceived in Britain, made in Britain.. We have led the way in the industry, accommodating legislative and regulatory changes within our product designs. We have developed innovative solutions and patented designs for Roofing and Ventilation, Flat Roofing and Rooflights solutions.

Feature Exhibitors

Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting edge technologies that deliver the cleanest, safest and most competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital power needs. We’re one of the world’s leading industrial technology companies, but it’s our people who make us who we are today. We operate in 50 countries employing 50,000 people, dedicated teams that deliver excellence in the air, on land, and at sea. We invest in our people, offering learning and development opportunities at every stage of your career, allowing you to be brilliant and help us pioneer the power that matters.

Make UK

EEF is the representative voice of British manufacturing, both in the UK and Europe – fighting for more than 5,000 businesses and our 2,000 direct members for the last 120 years. At our state of the art training centre in Birmingham we train over 300 apprentices each year for a range of leading engineering and manufacturing organisations.

ACCESS VFX

Did you know that the last four visual effects (VFX) Oscars were won by UK companies? Or that most of the VFX for the Harry Potter films were made here? VFX employs people from physicists to illustrators, engineers to photographers; a mix of technical and artistic skills is vital to our work.

HS2

HS2 will connect eight out of our ten biggest cities, increase rail capacity on the current system and reduce journey times, while also creating thousands of jobs and acting as a catalyst for economic growth across the UK. Skills, Employment and Education is one of HS2 Ltd’s seven strategic objectives. Come and talk to us about how your skills could help us create a railway that benefits everyone.

Health Education England

Are you interested in health but aren't sure where to start? With more than 350 health careers available, there really is something for everyone. Visit the Health Careers stand and meet real NHS staff - you can even try your hand at some different health skills!

BMW Group UK

BMW and MINI occupies an enviable position in an ever changing automotive world. The BMW Retailer Network offers an exciting range of career opportunities for exceptional young people via the BMW Apprenticeship Programmes, which have recently attained the highest grade of 'Outstanding' from Ofsted. The Apprenticeship Programmes themselves are unique to BMW with particular emphasis on the latest technology. Training takes place predominantly at your BMW Retailer, with specialised training at one of our outstanding training centres.

BAM Nuttall Ltd

BAM Nuttall is part of the Royal BAM Group, one of the largest civil engineering and construction companies in Europe, with wide range of activities across the world. Within the UK BAM Nuttall operates as a Civil Engineering contractor and can offer employment opportunities across all the main sectors of road, rail, marine, bridges, tunnels, water treatment, energy and land remediation.

Airbus

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry and a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We believe that it’s not just what we make, but how we make it that counts; promoting responsible, sustainable and inclusive business practices and acting with integrity. Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place, on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Greene King - Lifetime Training

Loving Hospitality is a collaboration between 3 of the largest pub companies in the country, Greene King, Mitchells & Butler and Marston's. Collectively we employ just under 100,000 staff and have over 6,000 pubs, restaurants and hotels. We're an exciting industry that prides itself on a fast paced and fun working environment. There are a variety of different job roles in a our industry from bar and waiting through to chef. There are lots of opportunities to join us via an Apprenticeship and you can work your way from Level 2 right up to Level 5.

Marstons - Lifetime Training

Loving Hospitality is a collaboration between 3 of the largest pub companies in the country, Greene King, Mitchells & Butler and Marston's. Collectively we employ just under 100,000 staff and have over 6,000 pubs, restaurants and hotels. We're an exciting industry that prides itself on a fast paced and fun working environment. There are a variety of different job roles in a our industry from bar and waiting through to chef. There are lots of opportunities to join us via an Apprenticeship and you can work your way from Level 2 right up to Level 5.

Mitchells & Butlers - Lifetime Training

Loving Hospitality is a collaboration between 3 of the largest pub companies in the country, Greene King, Mitchells & Butler and Marston's. Collectively we employ just under 100,000 staff and have over 6,000 pubs, restaurants and hotels. We're an exciting industry that prides itself on a fast paced and fun working environment. There are a variety of different job roles in a our industry from bar and waiting through to chef. There are lots of opportunities to join us via an Apprenticeship and you can work your way from Level 2 right up to Level 5.

Safran

Safran is an international high-technology group operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), space and defense markets. We operate worldwide, employing over 92,000 people in nearly 30 countries allowing us to deliver a fast, local service to customers globally. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace, a United Technologies subsidiary, is one of the world's largest suppliers of aerospace and defense products, headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Lloyds Banking Group

Impact 30 million customers, lead community projects and build the bank of the future – a career with Lloyds Banking Group is more than you’d expect. Whatever your experiences or background, we’ll help you to embrace your passions and strengths – and to discover new ones.

BAE Systems – Air

Team Tempest comprises MoD personnel working together with industry partners, including ourselves, Leonardo, MBDA, and Rolls-Royce. The team are developing technologies spanning the breadth of combat air systems. Each will develop UK industry’s skills, technologies and capabilities for the future. Engineers will use technologies such as augmented reality, 3D printing and AI. The project will need specialist technical skills as well as people who can collaborate effectively with international organisations.

Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover is a company that brings together two much loved, highly prestigious British car brands. We are looking for people who share our passion to join our highly successful Retailer Apprenticeship Programme. Our Apprenticeship Programme is an excellent way of ensuring that we identify and nurture the best talent. Apprentices bring a great deal to our business delivered across four specialisms: • Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technicians • Vehicle Sales Executives • Customer Service Advisors • Vehicle Parts Advisors

Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Limited

“ The automotive industry requires a variety of skills and talents. • The Toyota stand will test your dexterity and quality by using equipment developed to improve our own employees. • Try to beat the robot. • Generate electricity & learn why it’s important to invest in alternative energy with our hydrogen fuel cell. • View the Le Man winner. • Learn about the exciting opportunities across all Apprentice aftersales specialisms on the links below.

National Demolition Training Group

Come along and chat to National Demolition Training Group (NDTG) about careers in the demolition industry - there's more to it than you might think! With a logical career pathway from Apprentice to Demolition Manager, working in demolition is exciting, dynamic and progressive. NDTG are the leading provider of specialist demolition training courses that get you started on a rewarding career journey. You can also talk to the National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) about their 150 accredited demolition contractor members who may be looking for new talent to join their workforce. https://ndtg.training

Balfour Beatty

We find answers that shape daily life for millions. Across Transportation and Water to Social Infrastructure and Power & Energy, we deliver projects that the modern world couldn’t work without. Every day, our thousands of talented people combine their expertise and ambition to solve problems and bring incredible ideas to life. Join them and you’ll make a big impact. Here you’ll get to build a career to be proud of.

Have a Go providers

Middlesex University

With more than 130 years' experience, Middlesex University puts students first and provides expert teaching informed by inspiring research and practice. The university strives to transform the lives of its students, working closely with industry and businesses to ensure that students have an excellent experience whilst studying and gain the skills for inspiring careers.

Amada

AMADA are a global leader in Sheet Metal processing equipment, including Fibre & CO2 Lasers, Electric Punching machines, Automation Systems and Press-Brakes. Within the UK, AMADA have one of the largest service support and engineering teams. Punch press and press brake tooling and software packages are also available. AMADA UK have been proud sponsors of the UK Skills and World Skills competitions since 2011 and have an in-house Apprentice Training Facility since 2009.

Exhibitors

Teesside University

The University offers a range of courses covering subjects in health, computing, engineering, business, life sciences and the arts. It is ranked joint 34th out of 116 UK universities for student experience (Times Higher Education student experience survey 2018).* Based in the heart of Middlesbrough in North East England, Teesside University has invested more than £270m in our award-winning campus giving us a leading edge in digital innovation, top-notch forensic facilities and sport and health sciences buildings. A further £300m is set to be spent on the campus in the next decade.

North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College

North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College is a leading college group based in the Midlands. The group has five Campuses located across Leicestershire and Warwickshire. Through the shared Mission, ‘to achieve success through learning’, the college is committed to working in partnership with local, regional and national employers to ensure it delivers the skills training that industry needs today and in the future.

Leicester College

At Leicester College, we’re proud to be a thriving, modern and diverse place to study. From entry-level courses to degree-level study, we serve all sections of our community: whether you want to take an evening course to get a taste of something new, get an Access diploma to go to university, or study full time on one of our vocational courses, we can help you realise your ambitions.

JTL

JTL is the leading training provider to the building services engineering sector, providing high quality, work-based learning across over 100 centres throughout England and Wales. We train more apprentices than anyone else in the sector specialising in the disciplines of electrical installation, plumbing, heating & ventilating and engineering maintenance. We are an OFSTED recognised ‘good provider’ and, as a registered charity, every penny we receive goes into the training we offer.

University of Wolverhampton

For over 190 years, the University of Wolverhampton has been providing students with a first class education. The University’s dedicated Apprenticeship Hub provides support for Higher and Degree Apprenticeships, offering apprentices the opportunity to gain professional and technical skills while earning a real wage, and putting employers at the heart of our services to maximise their apprenticeship ambitions. Our programmes cover a wide variety of sectors and professions, helping to drive growth and upskill workers through work-based learning with training costs co-funded by the government.

Dev Clever

Dev Clever is a bespoke software development company established in 2014. Through digital innovation, we redefine how brands and retailers communicate with their existing and potential clients. Our team of designers and developers enjoy building award-winning, intuitive platforms and applications, and our unrivalled portfolio includes instant win promotional solutions, augmented reality games and immersive virtual reality experiences. You’ll see that with endless ideas and a unique approach to technology, we have the ability to evolve any business.

Institute for the Motor Industry

With over 150 #Motorcareers to choose from, IMI Autocity provides you with all things automotive! IMI Autocity is the one-stop-shop for impartial careers information and advice on careers in the Retail Motor Industry. Whether you are an individual looking to start or progress your career, or a teacher or careers advisor who supports others in making their career choices, Autocity is the place to start.

Technicians Make It Happen

Technicians are vital to society. And their skills are needed now more than ever. The demand for technicians is growing. Their diverse skills are critical to the UK’s performance in the global business arena. Yet we face a growing skills shortfall. By training to be a technician, you could work for some of the top employers across the UK. And with opportunities available right now in an incredible range of exciting sectors including music, gaming, aerospace, film, automotive, fashion and more, there has never been a better time to become a technician. Make it happen.

DAF Trucks Limited

DAF is the UK market-leading manufacturer of trucks with almost one-in three trucks operating in the UK being a DAF. DAF has 136 independant dealer loactions across the UK who sell and support DAF vehicles with parts and technical service support for transport companies that operate DAF vehicles. DAF offers apprenticeships in Technical, Parts and Customer Service with the DAF Technical Apprentice Programme recognised as one of the most successful having been regularly in the top 100 UK employer awards in successive years. DAF Apprentice opportunities are available across the UK.

Nova Training

Nova Training is an ‘Outstanding’ independent training provider with over 25 years experience in the industry, operating from 29 sites throughout the West Midlands & East of England. We are proud to boast some of the highest success rates in the country consistently achieving over 80% & well above the national average. Award Winners - We support and participate in countless Apprenticeship competitions and awards with repeated success at Worldskills UK qualifying heats, winners of Apprenticeships4England Apprenticeship Provider of the Year 2016, Asian Apprentice Training Provider of the year.

The Careers & Enterprise Company

The Careers & Enterprise Company was established by government in 2015 to help link schools and colleges to employers and external careers providers to bring inspiration and insight to young people. It does this by supporting schools and colleges to implement best practice standards for careers provision and provides training and resources for all Careers Leaders.

Army

YOUR ARMY NEEDS YOU. Saving lives. Protecting nations. Safeguarding communities. When you join the British Army, you’ll do something that really matters and belong to something much bigger than yourself. FIND WHERE YOU BELONG.

Access Creative College

Access Creative College is a national, industry-led, specialist college. It is the perfect place to follow your passion for a career in the creative industries. We offer a variety of courses in Music, Media and Games! In 2017, we celebrated 25 years in creative education and have produced a number of talent including Ed Sheeran- who is now our patron!

Barclays

LifeSkills created with Barclays is a free employability programme which equips young people with the key skills they need for the 21st century workplace. The programme focuses on three core modules; work skills, people skills and money skills covering CV writing, interview skills, problem solving, creativity and communication. Free resources are available for any educator to use and young people can learn independently through the LifeSkills website.

Welsh Government

The Welsh Government's Skills, Higher Education and Lifelong Learning group is responsible for overseeing higher education, further education and the wider post-16 education, training and skills sector in Wales along with the funding of approved vocational qualifications and the development of employability policy. It is also responsible for leading the contribution that the post-16 education and training system makes to developing highly educated and skilled people who are able to gain and retain high quality jobs that pay well and make a contribution to wider Welsh economy and society.

RAF

If you’re looking for a career with rewards, why not consider one of the 60 plus exciting roles with the Royal Air Force? Our stand includes one-on-one careers advice and technology to chart your pathway from student to high-flyer. You will get a chance to experience Op. VR, that will show you that a career in the RAF is No Ordinary Job.

Institute of Groundsmanship

The IOG is a membership organisation that educates and represents professional and volunteer grounds staff that maintain sports pitches, playing fields, green spaces and landscapes. We work with sporting Governing Bodies such as the FA, the RFU, the LTA, the RCA and the ECB as well as FIFA and UEFA. We promote Groundsmanship career advice to young people through initiatives run by the IOG Young Board of Directors.

University of Wolverhampton

For over 190 years, the University of Wolverhampton has been providing students with a first class education. The University’s dedicated Apprenticeship Hub provides support for Higher and Degree Apprenticeships, offering apprentices the opportunity to gain professional and technical skills while earning a real wage, and putting employers at the heart of our services to maximise their apprenticeship ambitions. Our programmes cover a wide variety of sectors and professions, helping to drive growth and upskill workers through work-based learning with training costs co-funded by the government.

RMP Enterprise - NSEC

Test and improve your employability with PwC and RateMyApprenticeship.co.uk in this year’s National Schools Employability Challenge. New and improved for this year, the National Schools Employability Challenge 18/19 aims to not only quiz students between the ages of 16-18 on your employability, but help prepare and upskill you to be ready for the modern workplace. If that’s not enough, there are also some great prizes to be won. The Challenge runs from the 1st October 2018 - 20th March 2019.

Careersinracing

Careersinracing, run by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), promotes careers, jobs and training in the Horseracing industry. Horseracing is the second largest spectator sport in Britain and is the largest sporting employer. There are a number of different opportunities available with a wide range of training courses from Apprenticeships to an MBA.

BIMM

For over 35 years, BIMM has been at the leading edge through every twist and turn of the music industry – and all that experience feeds into forward-thinking courses, finger-on-pulse tutors and closer connections with the modern industry.

Royal Navy

At any time the Royal Navy and Royal Marines have over 10% of personnel enrolled on one of 23 Apprenticeships. All new recruits are offered a Level 2 Apprenticeship, with the opportunity of progression up to degree level, whilst travelling the world. With achievement rates well above the national average, the Service was recognised as a “Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer” (2017) and in The Times Guide to Elite Apprenticeships (2018).

Lead Competition Sponsors

Hikvision

is the world’s leading provider of innovative security products and solutions. Hikvision advances core technologies of audio and video encoding, video image processing, and related data storage, as well as forward-looking technologies such as cloud computing, big data, and deep learning. In addition to the video surveillance industry, Hikvision extends its reach to smart home tech, industrial automation, and automotive electronics industries to achieve its long-term vision.

Texecom

Looking after the things people care about, wherever they are’. Texecom’s electronic security products and services protect millions of people and properties around the world. Texecom is leading the way with digital and cloud-based solutions, adding value and providing interoperability with wider security and building management systems – offering increasingly connected, intelligent and dynamic solutions to meet the world’s future security challenges.

KnowledgePoint

For over 20 years KnowledgePoint has been a preferred supplier and advisor for training companies and organisations that train - bringing learning to life for everyone with knowledge to share. KnowledgePoint offers an on-demand design, production and distribution service of training materials in both digital and print format. Services offerings include program design and management, technology platforms, market development and channel enablement services e.g. for Autodesk, Unity Technologies and AWE

Fanuc UK Ltd

Since 1956, FANUC has pioneered the development of numerically controlled machines in the automation industry. The current installed base of FANUC robots is 590 000 worldwide. FANUC proudly joined WorldSkills as Global Partner in 2018. At its state-of-the-art headquarters in Ansty Park, Coventry, FANUC UK brings together world-leading capabilities in industrial robots, machine tools and plastic injection moulding machines to facilitate the complete integration of factory automation systems for UK manufacturers.

Air Products

Air Products is a world-leading industrial gases company. We provide atmospheric and process gases, and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining, petrochemical, metals, electronics and food/ beverage. Air Products is also the world’s leading supplier of liquified natural gas process technology. We have many innovative applications for our gas products and supply oxygen, nitrogen, argon, helium, hydrogen and specialty gases. We develop lasting relationships with our customers based on understanding their needs, and a passion for exceeding expectations.

CSL

The CSL Group are market leaders in providing secure connectivity solutions to the Fire and Security Sectors globally. Our SIMs, Routers and Broadband offer immediate secure connectivity for any installation across all markets including CCTV, HVAC, Access Control and Alarm Signalling. We are a founding partner of Apprentices for Fire & Security (A4FS), an industry initiative that aims to place apprentices into careers in the industry and help close the skills gap.

Lincoln Electric (UK)

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 63 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 23 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries.

Mitutoyo

Measurement is at the heart of every ‘quality product’ from design, to production, to fitness for purpose and Mitutoyo vows to support young Engineers in development of their metrology skills. As a WorldSkills UK Industry Partner we make available a vast range of precision measuring instruments, machines, systems and educational support – all employed to embrace talent and take it further. Our goal is to contribute to the well-being of society and we look forward to furthering our mission at the WorldSkills UK finals in November.

Competition Supplier

Lincoln Electric (UK)

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 63 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 23 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries.

Air Products

Air Products is a world-leading industrial gases company. We provide atmospheric and process gases, and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining, petrochemical, metals, electronics and food/ beverage. Air Products is also the world’s leading supplier of liquified natural gas process technology. We have many innovative applications for our gas products and supply oxygen, nitrogen, argon, helium, hydrogen and specialty gases. We develop lasting relationships with our customers based on understanding their needs, and a passion for exceeding expectations.

DMG MORI

DMG MORI is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-end quality CNC Lathes, Machining Centres, state of the art 5-axis machines, Turn/Mill and Mill/Turn as well as Ultrasonic and Laser Technology. The broad product portfolio allows our product to be used in most industries, Aerospace, Automotive, Medical, Energy and Die and and Mold to name just a few.

Festo

Festo Didactic is one of the largest suppliers of learning systems in the world; covering a wide range of engineering technologies such as Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Robotics and PLC Programming through to their applications in Mechatronics, Flexible Manufacturing Systems and Industry 4.0. Festo Didactic has been a major supplier of learning systems in the UK to UTC’s, FE, HE, Industry and Military. Festo is also a sponsor of World Skills International & UK.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Limited

“ The automotive industry requires a variety of skills and talents. • The Toyota stand will test your dexterity and quality by using equipment developed to improve our own employees. • Try to beat the robot. • Generate electricity & learn why it’s important to invest in alternative energy with our hydrogen fuel cell. • View the Le Man winner. • Learn about the exciting opportunities across all Apprentice aftersales specialisms on the links below.

Strategic Partners

Dev Clever

Dev Clever is a bespoke software development company established in 2014. Through digital innovation, we redefine how brands and retailers communicate with their existing and potential clients. Our team of designers and developers enjoy building award-winning, intuitive platforms and applications, and our unrivalled portfolio includes instant win promotional solutions, augmented reality games and immersive virtual reality experiences. You’ll see that with endless ideas and a unique approach to technology, we have the ability to evolve any business.

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