Open days to help inspire engineers of the future

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A leading industrial trainer is holding an open day to inspire future engineers.

North Shields-based AIS is holding three events to showcase ways they can develop the skills needed by industry.

The open door events will take place between 1pm and 4pm at AIS’s state-of-the-art 12 acre training village in North Tyneside on Friday, January 8, and Tuesday, January 19, as well as an additional event at the Mortimer Community Association on Reading Road in South Shields on Tuesday, January 12.

The events are aimed at youngsters aged between 16 and 24 who want to start a career in engineering, manufacturing, construction, oil and gas, nuclear or the wind sector.

As well as tours of AIS’s world-class facilities, youngsters will get the chance to find out about the wide range of training programmes offered by AIS Connect leading to full-time jobs and apprenticeships.

Dave Bowyer, director of skills and education at AIS, said: “The UK is crying out for skilled engineers and inspiring the future workforce is that critical first step.

“That’s why we are holding this series of events to show young people how exciting the work-place can be and to highlight the many career options available to them.

“AIS commercially trains more than 17,500 people every year to the highest global standards at our world-class facilities so we understand exactly what skills and competencies employers are looking for.

“Our AIS Connect programmes ‘connect’ industry with young talent to help plug the UK’s skills gaps at the same time as preparing and inspiring youngsters to take their first step into careers in engineering. We’re urging young people to come along to our events, be inspired and see what we can offer them.”

Anyone interested in attending an AIS Connect event should contact Beth Cowen or Laura Patterson on 0844 800 1810 or email