Balfour Beatty is partnering with the New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE)
NMITE is a higher education institution that aims to provide engineering students with practical experience, critical skills and industry knowledge.
Based in Hereford, NMITE offers an accelerated degree programme and flexible entry requirements which include no prerequisites of maths or physics at A-level.
Currently comprising 60 students, the institution plans to grow its student body to approximately 300 by 2027.
Through the partnership, Balfour Beatty will contribute to the NMITE curriculum, including the provision of industrial placements for students and hosting seminars.
Paul Raby, group HR director at Balfour Beatty, said: "By combining our industry expertise with NMITE’s innovative curriculum, we can empower the next generation of engineers to excel in practical skills and meet the evolving demands of the construction industry.
“With this partnership, we can open doors for a diverse range of young people to enter the construction industry by catering to a variety of learning abilities that equip students with a well-rounded skillset.”
James Newby, chief executive at NMITE, added: “Our breakthrough, interdisciplinary model of higher education involves, at every stage, engagement with employer partners and work on real-life projects. What better experience for our students to have than to hone their skills with a partner of the calibre of Balfour Beatty?
“Joining forces with this leading international group will be another fundamental part of shaping tomorrow’s engineers so that students leave NMITE not only work-ready but as true game changers.”