The new partnership with Hull-based Ron Dearing UTC will provide new opportunities for students to undertake internships and work experience placements with Heald with the potential for longer-term employment opportunities.
With many different engineering disciplines within the company, Heald hopes to help guide learning at Ron Dearing UTC to include their specific engineering requirements, which will enable any new employees to progress much quicker into full-time employment from apprenticeship or trainee level, benefitting both the individual’s career progression and the business offering.
Glenn Jensen, Senior Assistant Principal for Employer Engagement and Head of Engineering at Ron Dearing UTC, said: “It’s invaluable for us to have realistic client briefs when working on projects linked to industry and these play a key role in expanding our students’ skill sets. Having this new partnership helps us to continue to bridge skills gaps in the engineering and digital sectors.”
Managing Director, Debbie Heald MBE added: “I only recently became aware of Ron Dearing UTC but after discovering more about what they do and their approach to learning, it seemed a natural fit. With education settings and students’ learning facing significant disruption in recent months, engaging with local schools, colleges and universities is vital to ensure students are able to access meaningful engagement with employers. In turn, this not only helps them to decide on what they wish to do post-education but it also helps them to transition into their chosen career path, and as a result, can be an excellent recruitment pipeline for those businesses who do engage.
“We’re very excited about our new partnership with Ron Dearing UTC and we’re looking forward to working with local individuals who are passionate about engineering in every field.”