Metallurgy in the UK
2018 - November
The state of metallurgy training in the UK is dire, with very few organisations providing the opportunity for students to gain approved CPD training. This is even lower for part-time and employed positions in metal work, as so few institutes are able to progress to regulated qualifications and have their own degrees available, in collaboration with a university partner.
In the last four years there have been little opportunities for employed, part-time students to progress their studies to higher education level in metallurgy. This actively increases the skills gap and puts the sector at risk of shrinking.