The Technician Apprenticeship Consortium (TAC) has announced a name change to better reflect its current focus. The subtle change will replace "technician" with "technical", as the group has moved beyond level three technician level engineering apprenticeships to promote level six apprenticeships, as well as new apprenticeships in transport planning and the environment.
The Technical Apprenticeship Consortium (TAC) brings together consultancy and engineering firms to encourage the recruitment and training of technician and degree apprentices, helping members to meet their business and HR needs.
The consortium, supported by clients and professional consulting firms, has enabled more than 1,500 placements since its formation in 2010 and now offers six qualifications across rail design, civil engineering, building services engineering and transport design.
Announcing the name-change during National Apprenticeship Week 2018, consortium chair Chris Burton said: "Our new identity reflects the changing nature of the consortium’s work. Following last year’s introduction of the apprenticeship levy, we’ve successfully launched new level six schemes and we’ve also responded to TAC member needs in new areas like transport planning and the environment.
"Our subtle yet important name-change means we will be more nimble in responding to future industry needs and the changing educational landscape."
Some of the current industry members include AECOM, Arcadis, Arup, Atkins, BDP, Clancy Consulting, Crofton, Hoare Lea, Jacobs, Mott MacDonald, Peter Brett Associates, Troup Bywaters + Anders, Tony Gee and Partners, TSP Projects, Waterman and WSP.