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Maritime & Engineering College North West

Maritime and Engineering College North West (MECNW), formerly known as the Laird Foundation, and now part of Mersey Maritime Group (MMG), has operated since 1998 as a centre of vocational excellence for the maritime, engineering, manufacturing and related sectors.

The college has a very successful record of delivering high quality training services for both learners and employers including apprenticeships, workforce development and other government-funded programmes. It enjoys strong partnerships with several high profile manufacturing and maritime companies as well as key public sector bodies.

MECNW boasts a stunning 6500m2 of purpose-built riverside premises next to the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead. It features state-of-the-art workshops, classrooms, IT suites, offices and conference facilities, as well as its own operational dry dock and ample parking.

Services

Apprenticeships, Pre-Apprenticeships, Train to Gain, Skill Works, schools programmes,  bespoke training, conference facilities, new training simulators for port activity; health and safety, and international trade.

Specialist sectors

Mechanical engineering, heavy and light fabrication and welding, pipe fitting, health & safety, manufacturing, business improvement techniques

Strengths, achievements and expertise

  • Ofsted Inspection Grade 2 – ‘Good’
  • 80% Success rates in apprenticeships
  • Listed on QIA best practice database for health and safety, and for equality and diversity flash cards learning aids
  • Setting industry standards for apprenticeship first year off the job training (ECITB).
  • Operating a first class mentoring programme for specialising apprentices in readiness for shipyard operations (Cammell Laird)
  • For employers, MECNW can offer funded support for relevant training they may require for their existing workforce through a mix of available funding options. Contact p.elbay@mecnw.co.ukfor further details.

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Clients

250 pre apprentices
175 apprentices
450 Train to Gain clients
Workforce development learners
2000 employers (across whole Mersey Maritime Group)


Location

Monks Ferry,
Birkenhead,
Merseyside,
CH41 5LH


Contact

0151 666 1028 
Info@mecnw.co.uk

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