It will come as no surprise that at Titan, there is real passion for engineering and as a result, the future of this sector. As co-owner Oz Timms, states; “Our industry relies on the recruitment and education of the next generation of engineering students, so any opportunity to support this aim, Titan will always been keen to help.”
To this end, Titan have teamed up with IMS Training for its apprenticeship programme. IMS Training specialise in teaching engineering and are managed and run by engineers who have spent a lifetime in the industry. They are a EAL & SEMTA recognised Centre for National Standard Qualifications as well as NVQ and VRQ Levels 1,2 & 3.
Titan’s apprentices all study Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Engineering (Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering). “Titan’s Apprentices are doing really well” states IMS Training’s Meg Storey. “At IMS, we insist on pushing the apprentices to the best of their ability. Titan provides a great environment for this and so it is no surprise that Titan’s apprentices are working to a level over and above the requirement.”
Titan is equally pleased, as Paul Littledyke, Titan’s Operations Director explains: “Working with IMS for the training of our apprentices has been great. We have found that they are very flexible and teach the individual rather than just the class, so they put a great emphasis on making sure both the needs of us as the employer as well as those of the student are met.”
“IMS work with an ethos to ensure that apprentices become highly skilled and competent engineers with the ability to think for themselves and work out any problems, which is very much in keeping with the Titan philosophy” he concludes.