Training news: NTO launches graduate apprenticeship scheme

The National Training Organisation for Engineering Manufacture, EMTA, yesterday launched a graduate apprenticeship scheme for the industry. The scheme, which was developed following pilots with Britax and BAE Systems, involves companies employing engineering undergraduates during their summer holidays and providing them with practical training, advised by EMTA. It is hoped the scheme will help engineering employers fill skills shortages.

Training executives listed in new 2002 yearbook

More than 5,700 UK training executives are listed in the newly-published 2001 edition of the Training Managers’ Yearbook. The yearbook, which was launched last year as a sister publication to the Personnel Managers’ Yearbook, also gives details of companies’ training budgets, the courses they deliver and the external training they use. The book costs £80 and can be ordered by calling 020 8349 9988.

On-line guide to get more out of new employees

Interactive training company Xebec McGraw-Hill has developed an on-line induction guide designed to help companies get more out of new employees in their first few days at work. The Induction and Essential Work Skills guide contains six hours of teaching, delivered in 10 to 25 minute-long modules and covers areas such as health and safety, security policy, equal opportunities, work legislation and communication skills.


Oil and gas industry NTO approves advice web site

The oil and gas industry National Training Organisation has given its approval to a web site to develop a career and training advice service in addition to its existing function of advertising vacancies. has agreed a five-year deal with the NTO and is claiming to be the single on-line door to training in the industry. The NTO hopes the on-line service will help resolve the industry’s skills shortages.

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