U K ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY
Value of contract: —
Closing date: 23 February 2018
The Thames Valley region is considered to be one of the best-performing and most innovative areas in the UK, with outstanding technology and unique “large scale science projects”, based in the Harwell, Culham and Oxford science triangle. The region is a preferred location for entrepreneurial and innovative business and is underpinned by world leading Cryogenic and Space technology that form Science Vale of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. It is a region where advanced engineering businesses are thriving and a hot-spot for cutting-edge technology. As the UK moves out of recession the need for a highly skilled workforce is becoming critical for growth in the regions high tech sector.
A new training facility, located at the Culham Science Centre, will enable Oxfordshire businesses to offer young people apprenticeships of the highest quality and provide training in a work place environment. This will help to resolve a critical skills shortage in high technology areas and result in growth in the UK economy.
UKAEA are looking to collaborate with a partner organisation to establish a centre of excellence for training engineering apprentices at intermediate, advanced and higher levels. The training centre, Oxford Advanced Skills (OAS), will build upon the success of award-winning established training schemes at UKAEA, STFC and other SME’s who rely on a supply of highly qualified engineers to meet their business needs within the high-growth engineering sector.