“What our members value about the TRS website is that it brings together in one place apprenticeships that are specifically STEM-related. Rather than separately research opportunities in the automotive industry or aerospace or healthcare, you can find them all on one site. That also helps show young people how skills that they develop in one industry they can take and use in another. Engineering opens up possibilities in so many sectors and the TRS website captures that breadth.
TRS are a neutral broker who have a genuine interest in keeping hold of the engineering skills that are critical for the nation. I think they have another role too – to bring together the deliverers of STEM-based training with employers. Teaching staff need to stay up-to-date with what’s happening in industry and make sure they’re developing individuals with the skills industry needs. TRS helps to get companies and training providers talking to each other.”