(PRWeb UK) November 18, 2009
Ford is reinforcing its competitive edge during the recession, using The Outsourced Training Company to deliver the highly regarded Ford Motor Company Ltd (Ford) Apprenticeship Scheme.
The Outsourced Training Company has been retained to deliver Ford’s training programme, following the success of the 2008 apprenticeship programme.
The benchmark Apprenticeship Scheme delivers a range of advanced engineering skills geared precisely to the needs of the company.
The Scheme is fully endorsed by the Sector Skills Council (SEMTA) and is recognised by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) through eventual Chartered technician status.
Candidates will qualify either with a Foundation Degree or a Higher National Certificate as part of the course.
The Outsourced Training Company works with its partners; Thames Gateway College, delivering the Further Education elements and with Barfords Ltd, delivering aspects of the vocational qualifications.
However, The Outsourced Training Company provides the over-arching management of the training programme from the recruitment phase through to final qualification. The programme enjoys high success rates due to a commitment to high quality tailored training by both Ford and the Outsourced Training Company.
Rebecca Lightfoot, head of Learning and Development of Ford of Britain said:
“Both Ford Management and our Union are committed to equipping our apprentices with a high quality training programme encompassing practical and theoretical skill development . We work closely with our partner, The Outsourced Training Company, to ensure the ongoing quality standards of the programme are maintained and progressed”
The Outsourced Training Company is a Managed Training Services provider based in Rainham, Essex. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Centre For Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME), a not for profit organisation dedicated to skills development in the Thames Gateway area as well as other parts of the UK.