We have been presented with the CEO’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sector Award at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) Awards.
The College was presented with the award at Grosvenor House London, coinciding with the launch of our new apprenticeship offer.
We recently welcomed representatives from the LEEA to our Advanced Engineering Centre at Parkway in recognition of the newly-formed partnership.
The collaboration will see us offering The LEEA Apprenticeship; a two-year Level 3 apprenticeship for learners of all ages who want to enter the engineering sector or upskill in their current role.
LEEA is a major service provider for the engineering sector, delivering high-quality employee training as well as carrying out inspection and testing of lifting equipment.
Students undertaking the new apprenticeship would gain the sought-after LEEA badge, and upon completion, will become certified lifting equipment inspectors and will be qualified to progress into employment.
Director of Business and Commercial Partnerships, Simon Arnold, said: “Receiving the CEO’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sector at the LEEA Awards was a huge honour. Our colleagues have put so much hard work into supporting apprenticeships and this is a brilliant opportunity for our learners to gain such a key skill to support their future career.”
We are proud to be recognised for our state-of-the-art facilities. Our Advanced Engineering Centre is based in the hub of Bristol’s engineering district, with the likes of GKN Aerospace, Airbus and the MoD all based nearby.
At the College, we will deliver the engineering element of the LEEA apprenticeship programme, with LEEA delivering a specialist technical edge and teaching learners the methods of inspecting lifting equipment that employers are looking for.
The Chief Executive Officer of LEEA, Ross Moloney, said: “It’s incredibly exciting for LEEA to be engaged in this aspect of recruiting to the industry”, adding that the qualification will “help [the LEEA] to professionalise the industry” and “bring the next generation of workers with them”.