Shipham Valves Support Engineering Apprentices with Ron Dearing UTC Partnership

Shipham Valves link-up with Ron Dearing to deliver employer-lead learning

Shipham Valves is delighted to be one of six new partners working closely with university technical college Ron Dearing UTC.

Ron Dearing UTC caters for students aged between 14 and 19 and is pivotal in providing a specialist focus on career paths such as digital technology, creative digital, art and design and digital engineering.

Several companies expressed an interest in employer-led learning programmes, and Ron Dearing UTC is partnering with several of the region’s leading businesses to provide students with industry-standard skills and help create their potential future workforces.

Having over 200 years of experience and a proud tradition in design and precision engineering, Shipham believes that STEM subjects have experienced a resurgence and as a result, has agreed to take on four apprentices from Ron Dearing UTC in September. These plans include organising hands-on programming sessions, work experience, further apprenticeships and industry-standard projects for students to work on in the future.

Managing Director, Rob Moulds, commented: I feel this is a huge positive for our business and we want to support Ron Dearing UTC to promote engineering and inspire students at the earliest possible stage. Hopefully,  this will help apprentices to develop a career in engineering and hold the right mindset and values we want to see as a business”.

Companies like Shipham Valves help to develop and deliver employer-led projects, offering work experience, apprenticeships and leading the school’s careers information, advice and guidance programme. Providing students with real hands-on experience.

Major Partners play a key role in helping to develop the Ofsted “Outstanding”-rated school’s unique employer-engaged curriculum.

Glenn Jensen, Senior Assistant Principal and Head of Engineering at Ron Dearing UTC, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Shipham Valves as one of six new Employer Partners on board and continue to build on the success of our employer-led learning model of education.”

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