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EnginE

Future proofing your advanced engineering and manufacturing SME through workforce skills 

Are these your business challenges?

  • Need to increase profitability and productivity?
  • Ageing workforce? Difficulties attracting the right staff? No time or skills for workforce planning?
  • Difficulties in upskilling your staff? No time to release them? Unaffordable?

How can EnginE help?

  • AEM-focussed expertise to address your workforce development challenges
  • Make apprenticeships work for your business at very low cost
  • Recruit, grow and retain great staff
  • Curriculum developed by business, for business

Supported by Boost Business Lancashire

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What support can I access?

Our AEM focussed services are geared to your business:


Information Events to understand apprenticeships and make them work for your business


Skills Plan for your workforce - dedicated resources to build plans tailored to your business needs


Skills masterclasses - build capacity through our workshops in key areas such as productivity, growth, innovation and digitalisation


Taster modules - try before you commit, for free


Skills champions - bring new skills into your business

Get in touch

To discover more about EnginE and how it could transform your organisation, please complete our enquiry form and we'll be in touch shortly.

Our Events

Join us at our upcoming events to discover how EnginE could benefit you.

Business people

"EnginE has dedicated support, tailored to AEM SME's. Let us work with you to address profitability and productivity challenges through effective workforce development" Annette Suddes, EnginE Project Manager

Project Partners

Lancaster University

Lancaster University 

‌The Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2018, with TEF gold standard teaching and internationally significant research. 

Find out about our higher level skills and degree apprenticeships

 Lancaster University logo

Blackpool & Fylde Collge

Blackpool & Fylde Collge 

Blackpool and The Fylde College is a further and higher education college in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. Facilities include four main campuses located across the Fylde Coast, all of which have recently undergone or are currently undergoing major redevelopment.

Find out about our higher level skills and degree apprenticeships

Blackpool

Blackburn College

Blackburn College

Blackburn College is a further and higher education college in Blackburn, North West England.

Find out about our higher level skills and degree apprenticeships

Blackburn

North West Aerospace Alliance

North West Aerospace Alliance

The North West aerospace cluster is the largest in Europe and contributes over £7 billion to the UK economy, accounting for one quarter of the UK aerospace turnover. The NWAA is responsible for shaping the industry through strategic thinking and delivery, by driving innovation and providing supply chain excellence and other business support programmes.

Find out more

NWAA

Northern Automotive Alliance

Northern Automotive Alliance

The NAA is an independent, not-for-profit company which provides a membership service combined with a project management delivery function to the automotive community. The NAA supports micro-companies through to the local global vehicle manufacturers, offering a diverse service using its established networks. This includes the provision of training, events, funding applications and strategic, business and technical advice.

Find out more

NAA

  • Lancaster University

    Lancaster University

    Lancaster University 

    ‌The Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2018, with TEF gold standard teaching and internationally significant research. 

    Find out about our higher level skills and degree apprenticeships

     Lancaster University logo

  • Blackpool & Fylde Collge

    Blackpool & Fylde Collge

    Blackpool & Fylde Collge 

    Blackpool and The Fylde College is a further and higher education college in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. Facilities include four main campuses located across the Fylde Coast, all of which have recently undergone or are currently undergoing major redevelopment.

    Find out about our higher level skills and degree apprenticeships

    Blackpool

  • Blackburn College

    Blackburn College

    Blackburn College

    Blackburn College is a further and higher education college in Blackburn, North West England.

    Find out about our higher level skills and degree apprenticeships

    Blackburn

  • North West Aerospace Alliance

    North West Aerospace Alliance

    North West Aerospace Alliance

    The North West aerospace cluster is the largest in Europe and contributes over £7 billion to the UK economy, accounting for one quarter of the UK aerospace turnover. The NWAA is responsible for shaping the industry through strategic thinking and delivery, by driving innovation and providing supply chain excellence and other business support programmes.

    Find out more

    NWAA

  • Northern Automotive Alliance

    Northern Automotive Alliance

    Northern Automotive Alliance

    The NAA is an independent, not-for-profit company which provides a membership service combined with a project management delivery function to the automotive community. The NAA supports micro-companies through to the local global vehicle manufacturers, offering a diverse service using its established networks. This includes the provision of training, events, funding applications and strategic, business and technical advice.

    Find out more

    NAA

Funding & eligibility

Access to events, workshops, and skills assessment is fully funded, and available to European Social Fund (ESF) eligible businesses within the Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing sectors

Eligibility includes:

  • Based in Lancashire
  • Employ fewer than 250 full-time employees
  • Has an annual turnover less than £40 million
  • Has received less than £160,000 of publicly funded support in the last 3 year

 

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