TECHNICAL APPRENTICESHIP CONSORTIUM (TAC)
Founded to bring together engineering consultancy firms to enable them to meet their business needs through the recruitment and training of engineering and built environment apprentices, the consortium – supported by ACE, as well as by clients and engineering consulting firms – has enabled more than 3,000 placements since its formation in 2010.
It now offers eight apprenticeships from level 3 (technician) to level 6 (degree) across building services design, civil engineering, rail design, transport planning and environmental practitioner.
Apprentices are, and remain, at the centre of everything that the consortium delivers. The Consortium:
Provides and supports Apprenticeships for the natural and built environment industries, meeting the needs of the member companies TAC represents. In doing so, it addresses identified gaps in future skills needs; and
Provides a work-based route for apprentices through Apprenticeship Standards to obtain technically focused qualifications leading to membership of, and/or registration with, the appropriate professional institutions at appropriate levels.
TAC Approved Education Providers include: Aston University, Bedford College, Bridgwater College and Taunton College, Coventry University, Kingston University, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds College of Building, Liverpool John Moores University, London South Bank University, Norwich City College, Solihull College, South Thames Colleges Group, STEGTA, United College Group and University of West of England.
The Consortium is currently chaired by Gareth Drought of Tony Gee.
Visit the TAC website for more.
Civil Engineering Technician - Questionnaire
TAC questionnaire on three yearly review of standard.
Civil Engineering Technician - Consultation
TAC consultation document on three yearly review of standard.
Build Back Better
Improving the apprenticeship system to better support infrastructure.
TAC Terms of Reference
Updated terms of reference for the Technical Apprenticeship Consortium (TAC).
TAC Annual Review 2019-20
Download the TAC annual review 2019-20 now.
TAC Annual Review 2018-19
Download the TAC Annual Review for 2018-19 now.
ACE letter to The Times on Apprentices
ACE joins forces with London First to urge review of Apprentices.
Dr. Caroline Sudworth
Consultant: Apprenticeship Standards
Caroline leads the trailblazer group activity and manages TAC's eight apprenticeship email@example.com