Firmac’s Support For Scarborough UTC
Firmac are manufacturers of equipment for the HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) Industry. We have expertise in Design, Manufacture, Assembly and Controls Automation making Firmac the world leader in our field with a reputation for quality and innovation.
Without the development of young adults towards an engineering career; Firmac and engineering in general will continue to be desperately short of skilled young people wanting to work in the industry. We see the UTC as the stepping stone between education and the working environment so the transition is smoother for the students. The UTC will also offer education in engineering principles and practises which are not currently available until further education; by which time valuable students could be lost to other industries. Scarborough UTC will raise the profile of engineering generally within Scarborough and surrounding areas attracting young people towards these careers.
We will offer support with the work based learning by being involved with the development of the syllabus and opening up opportunities within Firmac to give prospective students an insight into engineering and what it has to offer.
Firmac have a high focus on learning and development. We have supported apprenticeships for over 20 years and see the UTC as a further step to recruit the right calibre of students into engineering with higher levels of qualifications and work based knowledge. We actively support the Scarborough Engineering week and endeavour to do what we can to assist with any new Apprentice supporting activities like the local STARS awards.
Typically many of our roles are CNC machine operators, Mechanical Fitters, and electrical engineers, but as the company develops we would expect more opportunities to arise in design and development areas.