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19 Aug, 2019

Check out NMiTE’s new Defence & Security CPD series

NMiTE (New Model in Technology and Engineering), which aims to deliver a new age of engineering-related education, fulfilling every learner’s potential and, in turn, enhancing value to industry, community, society and economy, has launched its Defence & Security CPD (continual professional development) series with 3CDSG (Three Counties Defence & Security Group) as anchor partner.

NMiTE was created to help solve the problem of Britain’s estimated annual shortfall of at least 22,000 engineering graduates with a radical new approach and a curriculum that combines the best innovations from leading universities around the world. Through its CPD programme, NMiTE will welcome experienced engineering professionals and groups such as those leaving the Armed Forces, all seeking the opportunity to enhance their skills, productivity and employability. The Defence & Security series has been developed to support Armed Forces leavers, helping them increase their future career opportunities by covering a diverse range of topics, from global corruption to energy demand.

Says Samantha Lewis, head of HR and CPD manager, NMiTE, ‘We identified a lack of lifelong learning opportunities supporting military leavers, so designed our Defence & Security series to fill the gap. Because we are based so close to military establishments and the defence and security industry “golden triangle” we believe NMiTE will be a really local and visible pointer to the wider world of engineering.’

Anna Roby-Welford, CEO, 3CDSG adds, ‘This CPD series is a further example of the excellent initiatives in the counties to support our Service men and women. It will ensure that their existing, as well as new, skills and knowledge are recognised and accredited, enabling them to better showcase these to current and prospective employers.’

3CDSG is an association of security and defence SMEs, established to significantly raise the commercial and industrial capacity of the sector, in particular across the three counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, which comprise the hub of the UK’s defence and security industry. The group provides an industry-specific platform to connect SMEs and organisations in the defence and security sector, creating opportunities to collaborate and identify partnerships and joint ventures.

Anyone with an interest in engineering within the security and defence sector can sign up to NMiTE’s Defence & Security CPD courses by emailing the CPD team at cpd@nmite.ac.uk

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