The WMG Academy for Young Engineers supports the development of well qualified and industry trained students, who have the functional skills, knowledge and personal qualities to make an impact in the world of work, as apprentices and/or in further/higher education. We ensure that our students have a thirst for learning with raised aspirations that will provide the motivation and drive to succeed. Strong employer and further and higher education links (especially with WMG – a significant academic department of the University of Warwick), as well as a professional ethos and culture ensures the students will be in demand from employers. The WMG Academy also works closely with the WMG Academy for Young Engineers Solihull. Both Academies are unincorporated branches of the WMG Academy Trust (a Multi-Academy Trust) which is the legal entity responsible for both academies. Our students have a curriculum that is based around projects that have been designed by employers to reflect the types of problems and challenges that employers have to deal with on a day to day basis. The projects are designed to ensure students gain qualifications as they work through the problems that have been set by the employers. The projects provide every student with access to high value manufacturing, engineering and design and academic experiences that will lead to a diverse range of positive outcomes – either into employment or on to further or higher education.
Our vision is to deliver a very different way of learning. We have available to all our students, a dynamic curriculum that is underpinned by a radical learning and teaching approach that is designed around the needs of each student and the needs of employers.
Our Academy engages the next generation in an innovative new learning environment. Our learning environment is designed to generate an excitement for the opportunities afforded in engineering and the creation of the high value products of tomorrow. The WMG Academy is integrated and embedded within its local and regional industries and educational establishments. We are committed to an inclusive, outward facing approach and a culture that ensures the engagement of employers and students with an interest and involvement in engineering.