The Caunton Academy was established in 2004 to address the industry's skills shortage. From inception, the academy proved to be highly successful and led to its being recognised as an accredited Training Centre from August 2008 by the UK's leading awarding body for National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ's) – EAL. On gaining this recognition, the Caunton Academy trained its own apprentices in conjunction with the EEF.
The Academy was renovated in 2009, to provide a more stimulating environment. The Academy now comprises both a manufacturing workshop and a classroom with individual computer stations employing state of the art 3D Building Information Modelling (BIM) software.
Managers view apprentices as essential to maintaining a skilled workforce and as a result, the Caunton Academy annually recruit 5 apprentices.
In September 2017, the Academy gained Employer Provider status enabling us to take full responsibility for all aspects of our apprentices’ training.
The September 2019 intake of apprentices are working towards the level 3 metal fabricator standard.