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Simon Jordan’s Blog – November 2015

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Thinking like a business at the AoC Conference This month my attention has turned to how Further Education organisation have planned for survival, particularly those which offer Apprenticeship and training provision. Perhaps it’s not practical (or necessary) to pack tins of food and sleeping bags into the under-stairs cupboard in case of emergencies, but in the education and training sector, the changing ways in which funding is awarded and training is provided can ultimately seem like ...
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Simon Jordan's Blog - September 2015

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The future’s written Coding has become so important that children are being taught computer languages, Boolean logic and how to create simple programmes  as compulsory skills in Secondary Schools and the BBC have launched “Make It Digital” to encourage the take-up of computer programming in young people. The initiative, alongside similar projects from companies and organisations large and small, from Barclay’s to the Raspberry Pi Foundation and online resources l...
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Four Themis Engineering Apprentices have been celebrating this week after successfully completing their Apprenticeships. The qualifications in Welding and Manufacturing Engineering will give them a great start in their chosen careers and has already proved them to be capable and valuable members of their companies. Congratulations to all of you! Ayron Cook (right): Employer – GRC in Great Harwood Apprenticeship completed: Engineering Manufacture – Craft and Technician (Fabrica...
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Simon Jordan's Blog - August 2015

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Powering Up for the Northern Powerhouse Almost twelve months ago, George Osborne declared the need for a focus on the “Northern Powerhouse”, fittingly, at Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry. This would be an attempt to harness the force of the North's 15 million person population and use that collective of skill and knowledge to better rival London and the South East. It was said at the time: "The Northern Powerhouse will be a collection of northern cities sufficiently close to each...
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A brand new Young Engineers programme at Burnley College will help engineering bright sparks of the future gain experience from top local employers. Companies including WEC, Aircelle, Hycrome, Paradigm Precision and Pennine Tooling have all joined forces with Burnley College to create a specialist Young Engineers Programme, aimed at providing young people with the experience they need to begin a career in engineering. East Lancashire's engineering sector is growing rapidly and over the next fiv...
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Burnley College Sixth Form Centre Student, Simon Szarko will join the University of Bristol to study Robotics following outstanding results in his Advanced Level Diploma in Electronic Engineering. Simon joined Burnley College after studying at Blessed Trinity RC High School and has been a high achiever since he began his Advanced Level course. As a student representative for his Electronic Engineering, he's also encouraged others to take an interest in the rapidly growing sector. Completing his...
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Themis Apprentice Holly Ireland is in the second year of her Supply Chain Apprenticeship at Aircelle. On National Women In Engineering day, we asked her to share her experiences. Often talked about in the press as a "man's world", campaigns have been launched by the Royal Academy of Engineering to promote the industry and all it has to offer to women. An institution headed by President Dame Professor Ann Dowling, it's clear there are real opportunities for women in this sector and thankfully int...
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Simon Jordan's Blog - March 2015

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This month, we welcome some fantastic news about growth across many sectors. The country’s businesses reached a personal best at the start of the year, with more than 5.2 million home-grown, private sector businesses now in operation. That number has never been topped. It marks an exciting time for the UK and we hope it spells out a future of economic growth and a stronger position for the UK’s private sector. The construction industry has also been celebrating a rise in confidence after Janu...
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World class engineering in Burnley in the news

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The story of excellence in world class engineering in Burnley is to be given a global television and radio audience on Friday 20 February. Beginning with a feature on BBC Radio Five Live at 8.45am based on the industry success stories of AMS Neve, UCLan, Aircelle and the growing manufacturing sector in Burnley. The world class engineering in Burnley and the substantial growth within the manufacturing industry here was also recently covered in the Financial Times and has gathered a great deal of ...
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Mechanical Engineer - Jobs of the Future

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                  Mechanical Engineers - jobs of the future need Apprentices of the future!     (Image taken from the Govt.uk Careers of the Future site)   The government has just released information on the careers which will shape Great Britain in the coming years. Mechanical engineer jobs are set to increase dramatically over the next five years, and with current lack of engineering talent to fill the skills gap the UK could be looking at a loss of £26 billion to the economy. How...
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Simon Jordan's blog - February 2015

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We're only a week into February and this month is already proving to be an important one for Themis, as we have been made finalists for not one but two prestigious awards. We are finalists for the Apprenticeships 4 England "Training Provider of the Year" award and as winners in 2014 it's a real honour to be put forward once again. We'll find out on Tuesday 3 March if we have been successful (fingers crossed!) The Red Rose Awards are also just around the corner and the whole Themis team are thril...
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From 8am - 2pm on Wednesday 28 January Paradigm Precision visited with six of their staff to tutor the Career Academy group about Lean Manufacturing. A growing concern in all manufacturing and engineering businesses, Lean Manufacturing concerns streamlining the manufacturing process at each level to increase productivity and reduce waste and production times. This is the fourth year that Paradigm Precision have visited Burnley College to speak to students and this year the Career Academy Grou...
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| Categories: Uncategorized, Adult learning, Children and Young People's Workforce, City & Guilds Children and Young People's Workforce | Tags: engineering , Manufacturing | View Count: (1032)
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