Machine Engineering Courses at the FTA
Capitalising on Britain’s reputation for excellence retailers are turning more and more to onshore manufactures for fast track, quality production which in turn has seen an increase in jobs created for the UK manufacturing sector.
‘Britain’s textiles industry is forecast to create 20,000 jobs in the next five years as a result of reshoring of production and growth areas‘ FT.com, February 2015
Whilst this is great news for the economy it can’t go unnoticed that there is a shortage of skilled workers here in the UK. The maintenance and quality checks for industrial sewing machines such as an over locker, felling and cover stitch machine is a niche trade that unless the next generation is trained in will soon be diminished. This is exactly why we are offering two courses in Industrial Apparel Machine Maintenance where learners will be taught how to identify tool and components for a range of industry machines.
Level 1 is a six week accredited course teaching the routine maintenance and quality checking of a flat bed, candidates receiving job seekers allowance or working less than 16 hours a week are eligible to take this course for free. This could then potentially lead onto the Level 3 apprenticeship programme where the learner is placed with an employer across the 24 month course; they spend four days a week in the working environment and then spend one day a week being trained in machine maintenance at the Fashion Technology Academy in order to achieve the Level 3 qualification.
To register your interest in the Machine Engineering course and to attend the Open Day please email: email@example.com