Work Ready Programme
The ECITB Work Ready Programme is designed to tackle industry skills shortages and support individuals into employment.
Work Ready is a collaborative and co-funded partnership between a college, local employers, the ECITB and the Department of Work and Pensions.
The 16-week programme comprises 13 weeks at college, three weeks of work placements involving core engineering trades and a guaranteed job interview at the end.
The first cohort of 12 learners started at Pembroke College in February 2023. They will follow a vocational qualification in fabrication and welding processes, maintenance techniques and hand-fitting skills. Following the course, they will be work ready and semi-skilled to support local industry demands.