Skills for the future
JCB have shown a strong commitment to helping to get young people to pursue careers in the engineering and manufacturing professions. The company works with 35 local schools and colleges, and the Academy represents JCB’s long-term investment in the training and education of local young people.
Youngsters from areas including Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford, Cheadle, Uttoxeter, Ashbourne, Burton-upon-Trent, Stafford, Derby, Swadlincote and Ripley will be eligible to apply for places.
It is hoped that the college will not only raise the profile and appeal of manufacturing among young people, but also have a positive impact in deprived areas, such as parts of Stoke-on-Trent and Derby.
JCB have more than 400 engineering employees in the UK, including 55 chartered engineers, 51 graduate engineers, 50 undergraduates (sponsored by the company) and 30 advanced engineering apprentices undergoing training.
Promoting engineering and manufacturing as attractive professions, the company has sponsored, advised and hosted major events in the Young Enterprise scheme for the last decade. JCB are also recognized as a provider of excellent training by the IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers), IEE (Institution of Electrical Engineers) and IAgrE (Institution of Agricultural Engineers).
Over the years the company has formed partnerships with Burton College, Thomas Alleyne’s High School in Uttoxeter, Loughborough University, Warwick University, and Harper Adams University College.