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The Engineering College

The Engineering College is a specialist college with a particular strength in Marine, Electrical and General Engineering Apprenticeships.

The Engineering College

The Engineering College, formerly Maritime & Engineering College North West, was founded in 1998 to combat a chronic skills shortages in the engineering, construction and manufacturing sectors. Since then we have trained more than 10,000 students contributing to a vibrant, sustainable regional engineering industry.

We are part of a network of Group Training Associations (GTA), responsible for developing and delivering outstanding training, for industry by industry. As one of only 40 in the UK, we place employers at the heart of what we do.

The engineering college is the most successful and wide-ranging supplier of engineering apprentices in the region.

We have a team of dedicated and experienced teaching staff drawn directly from the engineering industry reinforcing our strong connections with over 70 active clients in the in the advanced engineering manufacturing, energy, marine rail, medical, welding construction and maintenance sectors.

Contact
The Engineering College
Monks Ferry
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 5LH
T: 0151 666 1028
W: www.theengineeringcollege.co.uk

Testimonials

Mersey Maritime is unique, there’s nothing else like it!
Phil James, Weightmans LLP
Royal HaskoningDHV is a global engineering and project design consultancy with 6500 staff working in 150 companies, but we’ve been something of a sleeping giant in Liverpool. We decided to upgrade our membership to the Executive Club this year because that’s where we need to be: fully engaged in the cluster, with a place at the table and positioned as first choice company for new business opportunities within our areas of expertise.
Jamie Gray, Associate Director, Royal HaskoningDHV
I come out of Mersey Maritime’s meetings with a bit of a buzz. Lots of people with the same energy and we can see what’s ahead and we want to be ready for it, be a part of it.
Tom Coyle, Managing Director, DT Engineering Limited
Mersey Maritime has brought the community together tremendously well.
Colin Kershaw, Brookes Bell
Around 30% of our turnover comes from the maritime travel market including crew and security business, so we were extremely keen to be part of something with a specific maritime industry focus. We don’t currently have a Liverpool base however we do have significant business interests in the region and a Liverpool base is part of our future business plan. Membership is therefore a great way for us to grow our business in the area and stay in touch with what’s going on.
Sally Crotty, Client Services Director, Incorporate Travel Management
Mersey Maritime is doing so much for the community and its succession planning for business is vitally important. It’s great to see Liverpool coming back as a global player – all power to your elbow!
Simon Reynish, Chairman, CILT North West
As a fledgling business with big aspirations for success, joining Mersey Maritime has been absolutely the right move for us. It’s meant we haven’t had to start from scratch, knocking on doors and trying to get access to the right people. Through Mersey Maritime, we’ve attended business events like Face-2-Face and have already been able to meet everyone who’s anyone in this region. It’s the best investment we have made this year!
John Bean, Managing Director, Geo Data Systems
Back in 2008, the average age profile of the workforce at Cammell Laird was 47; so we recognised the need to address a potential skills gap up ahead. As a result of close collaboration with Mersey Maritime we‘ve committed to a long-term training programme that has seen our apprentice numbers rise from zero to more than 100. It’s put us in a much stronger position. We’re in better shape to plan for growth, we’re fulfilling a commitment to provide jobs for young people in this region and we’re revitalising the way we run our business.
John Syvret, CEO, Cammell Laird Group
Mersey Maritime provides excellent networking opportunities, allowing people to meet people, and they do exceptionally well on training and skills. My only criticism is that companies want more!
James Douglas, ContainerPort

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