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Gen2 are an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Grade 1 training organisation, based in the North West of England. The company was established in June 2000 by 5 partner companies; Amec Foster Wheeler (formally AMEC), Sellafield Ltd (formally BNFL), TSP Engineering (formally TATA Steel), Iggesund Paperboard and Innovia Films (formally UCB Films).

Our ethos focusses on providing high quality employer and learner responsive training and educational programmes. We work with over 300 employers at any one time and in the last thirteen years, over 2500 apprentices have been trained by Gen2, with 92.5% of them progressing into full-time employment with their employer once training has been completed. We currently have in learning, over 1,350 Apprentices, 100 Adult learners, 250 Higher Education learners and deliver in excess of 10,000 delegate days on short courses across our training centres in Cumbria. These include, ENERGUS, Lillyhall, Sellafield, Carlisle and Furness. This means we have a Cumbria county-wide spread and regional heft to deliver to as wide and diverse range of employers.

We are committed to increasing skills levels and reducing skills gaps in the population from level 1 to 7 through apprenticeships and adult training and higher education routes. Gen2 offers a wide range of learning and development opportunities, which respond to socio-economic, employer, sector and regeneration needs. Gen2 actively supports the creation of sustainable employment through high quality apprentice, adult and higher education training.

In addition, we deliver a wide range of bespoke training courses, apprenticeships and higher-education programmes covering a range of technology-related disciplines including: Professional Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Control and Instrumentation), Nuclear Related Technologies, Manufacturing, Health and Safety, ICT, Renewables, Business Support Skills and Leadership and Management.

The courses are designed through close employer engagement to meet specific skills requirements, are fully-accredited by relevant professional/awarding bodies and range from Entry level through Foundation Degrees to Masters level (QCF Levels 1 – 7).

Our Vision

To be the first choice provider to employers, of tailored high quality technical education and skills training

Our Mission

To provide through collaboration, high quality education and training to meet the skills requirements in the engineering, manufacturing and energy enviornment, that underpin and enhance employers capability and competence.

Our Values

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