"Our Industrial Cadet Programmes fully support our company’s Education Strategy with schools and colleges – driving improved opportunities and measures to encourage more women into engineering careers, laying a fantastic foundation for development STEM awareness, building employability skills and promoting the future opportunities available within Engineering, particularly through Apprenticeships."
"The Industrial Cadets Programme requires Nissan to adopt a collaborative approach within the community. Working synergistically with Schools, Head teachers, Local Councils, other automotive manufacturing organisations and the National Citizenship Service, Nissan have created and shared a unique, innovative product which provides a valuable and enjoyable experience for young people and encourages learners to consider a rewarding career in engineering and manufacturing."
Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK Ltd
"The Industrial Cadet Award considerably enhances value of RAF STEM programme offering tangible, national accreditation and ensuring continuous improvement and optimal relevance of course content. It is an example of partnership at its best with shared objectives and aspirations to improve the skills and diversity of the future STEM workforce."
"The Industrial Cadets scheme within Mazak has become a way of life for our staff. It is now firmly embedded as part of our culture. Staff report that the quality and enthusiasm of the cadets is infectious and all departments are keen to give the best experience possible."
"Within Jacobs the relationship we have with Industrial Cadets is unique (and should be rolled out to other Jacobs offices) and it has been recognised as best practice, not only within Jacobs but also within other local companies."
"Industrial Cadets help Accenture to clarify and define our offering to young people, better than we could by ourselves. It provides a quality mark, which means something to both Accenture and the students. The Silver Award is nationally recognised, and online after support is invaluable to further the overall learning journey."
"Industrial Cadets is a great celebration of engineering work experience, and the perfect addition to any work experience week."
BMT Defence Services Ltd
"Industrial Cadets forms a channel for increasing knowledge of engineering careers within Viridor. It is a vital element in developing the talent pipeline for our national energy recovery business. It provides an ongoing platform for our engagement with secondary school students to promote waste as a valuable resource."
"Our training officer, has worked with our account manager, to identify and introduce new programmes. This partnership is also examining the benefits of widening the age bracket of involvement with the programme – which would benefit young people, schools, colleges, universities and business beyond Nifco."
"I had been interested in the construction industry but wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. But taking part in this initiative made me realise that I wanted to work in civil engineering. It was a great experience and I would recommend it to others."
Callum Finch (Galliford Try)
"Jack now has a vision of his future career in engineering and is motivated to seek opportunities to achieve his ambition."
Jack Morton (Toyota)
"Jacobs is an excellent example of a company that is actively investing in future skills in engineering. Industrial Cadets has enabled the company to accredit its workplace experience programme to a nationally recognised standard and their activities have enabled the company to engage with talented young people like Chloe and to draw them into the talent pipeline arrangements that employers like Jacobs develop to ensure they have high quality recruits into the future."
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