The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) announced that it will be offering 30 recent STEM graduates from across Scotland the chance to work with its engineers and researchers.

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The programme is aimed at helping those who are struggling to find work due to the economic impact of the pandemic secure employment.

The scheme, funded by the Scottish Government’s £25 million National Transition Training Fund (NTTF) and developed by the NMIS Manufacturing Skills Academy, will provide those taking part with on the job training and the opportunity to build in-demand skills relevant to the worlds of digital and advanced manufacturing and engineering over a six-month period.

To bolster the programme, NMIS is also collaborating with small and medium sized manufacturing businesses across Scotland, giving some of the graduates the opportunity to work and learn with potential employers.

The NMIS Manufacturing Skills Academy has been awarded £1.45 million from the NTTF and is developing a series of virtual training opportunities to run alongside the graduate scheme. The training will focus on the in-demand skills sought by employers in growth areas of the economy such as digital and net-zero.

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