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 2,000 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 members, who pay an annual fee, include: AECOM, Atkins, BDP, Clancy Consulting, Crofton, Hoare Lea, Mott MacDonald, Stantec, Tony Gee and Partners, Troup Bywaters + Anders, TSP Projects (a SYSTRA company), Waterman and WSP.
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 Chris Burton of Tony Gee.
Visit the TAC website for more.
TAC Annual Review 2018-19
ACE letter to The Times on Apprentices
ACE joins forces with London First to urge review of Apprentices.
TAC fact sheet
An introduction to the Technical Apprenticeship Consortium (TAC).
TAC Apprentice recruitment
A good practice model for employers and professional institutions.