TECHNICAL APPRENTICESHIP CONSORTIUM (TAC)
Your one stop source of information, guidance and advice on apprenticeships and skills, TAC can help any EIC member to identify and meet their apprenticeship needs.
Since its formation in 2010, TAC has formally supported the creation of eight apprenticeships from level 3 (technician) to level 6 (degree) across building services design, civil engineering, rail design, transport planning and environmental practitioner. More than 3,000 placements on those courses have been made in that time.
Building on this success, TAC has since widened its remit to become a dedicated apprenticeship resource for the industry.
TAC can draw on an extensive network of experts from the world of business and education to help any EIC member – no matter their size or location – that is considering employing an apprentice, or starting an apprenticeship programme.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
You’re earning money and gaining experience at the same time, alongside having no student debt as tuition fees are sponsored by your employer. When I complete university, I will also have seven years work experience.
Juran Ukereghe, apprentice at Crofton Consulting
As an apprentice employer, working with TAC has been extremely beneficial. Not only has it enabled us to develop and share best practice, it has also been invaluable in helping build my own knowledge.
Nick Harrison, L&D, Waterman group
I am most surprised how easy it is to learn whilst at work almost without realising. I can now go to college and teach my peers about topics that I have covered at work.
Jack Cozens, civil structural trainee technician
TAC is a vital partner in helping WSP to meet its apprenticeship needs. We are delighted to be working in partnership with them to develop STEM apprenticeship standards, while securing the talent we need.
Emily Mahoney, L&D Manager at WSP in the UK
I would encourage anyone coming into the industry to seriously look into the apprenticeship route. It’s worked for me and I cannot wait to graduate with a degree in civil engineering in two years’ time.
Jay Bridges, apprentice at Mott MacDonald
We work closely with 16 academic providers across England who deliver our eight apprenticeship standards at levels three and six.
Where possible, TAC apprenticeship standards have been aligned to the professional registration standards from the Engineering Council and the Society for the Environment. We collaborate with several professional institutions and bodies to ensure apprentices are able to access a range of their memberships. Information on delivery of the end-point assessment can be found on our dedicated hub.
How apprentices are building the future
Gareth Drought, chair of TAC on this year’s National Apprentice Week.
National Apprenticeship Week 2022 takes place 7 to 13 February 2022.
Helping Employers and Apprentices discover the potential of TAC standards
New flyers designed to provide a single point of information on the eight standards.