Academy aims to move site

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Brinsworth Academy of Engineering is looking for new premises in response to increasing demand for its cutting edge training services.

The Rotherham-based company revealed it is considering two sites in the Sheffield region as it launched three new apprenticeships, focusing on instrumentation and control technology, electronics and welding and fabrication.

Managing director Mick Crossley said: “We are looking at two sites within the Sheffield city region and we want to have a training centre that reflects our ambitions of developing a modern academy that provides young people with the best environment to become highly skilled engineers.”

Mr Crossley said the company saw synergies with the new University Technical College and Advanced Manufacturing Institute planned for South Yorkshire, which he believes will earn the region national recognition for developing employees within the engineering sector.

Brinsworth Academy of Engineering’s new courses will be part of the New ERA programme which it developed with Rotherham-based Newburgh Engineering and Sheffield-based Air Accessories. New ERA apprenticeships are intended to provide training above and beyond current apprenticeship programmes and create a new breed of highly skilled young engineers who are ready to go straight into employment with sponsoring companies.