Last Updated: Thursday, September 28, 2017

North Lindsey College launch new ITEC pre-apprenticeship programme

North Lindsey College are offering a full-time ITEC pre-apprenticeship programme over the duration of 46 weeks, based at two sites British Steel in Scunthorpe and CATCH in Stallingborough.

ITEC stands for an ‘Introduction to Engineering Construction’ this programme is sponsored by the ECITB, ‘Engineering Construction Industries Training Board’.

Candidates will be given a £25 bursary however a pre-apprenticeship programme means; the apprentices will not be paid in their first year of training. During the ITEC course, this will give candidates the chance to work towards a paid apprenticeship after one year is complete at either site.

In their first year they will be trained alongside apprentices employed through major local companies such as, British Steel, Jacobs, Unit Birwelco, EMI and Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Apprentices will learn in a contextualised environment and will be exposed to equipment and tools which they will find in local industry, helping them gain valid and relevant skills that employers are seeking when taking on an apprentice.

Head of Engineering, Bob Padley states: “The ITEC programme is training for industry, in industry.”

They will learn how to use machinery, fitting and marking out techniques, electrical maintenance, installation and fault finding as well as hydraulics and pneumatics’ and much more.

Bradley Robinson who is working towards a Level 1 qualification in Structural Engineering said: “I have learnt a lot of skills so far, we have been appreciating other trades men work such as electrical and mechanical and finding out what the prospect hold throughout the year sound really exciting. I cannot wait to get stuck in.”

For further information on the ITEC programme please contact our Business Development team on 01724 281111 or email