Engineering the welders of the future

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Momentum Recruitment Group is a nationwide provider of recruitment and training solutions to companies of all sizes, from SMEs to Blue Chips and multinationals. It offers its people life-changing training, skills and qualifications in a broad range of disciplines including manufacturing, engineering, health & safety, CSCS/CPCS Testing, security, employability skills and more, from a dedicated base in Derby and at client premises nationwide. It is also a specialist provider of welder training and opportunities to welders of all skill levels. 

The Challenge
The business has undergone rapid growth since it launched and has diversified into a specialist provider of training and skills development for the manufacturing and engineering sectors. It has a 40-bay welding training facility and was looking to further enhance provision through the introduction of new technology, to inspire more young people to consider a career in engineering, and equip them with the skills they need to succeed.

Digital Growth Programme Solution
We provided £15,000 of funding towards the purchase of four virtual welding machines, two of which simulate welding in a ‘gamified’ environment, to get more young people engaged in engineering and apprenticeships. The other two machines are 99% accurate to real welding and are used to train existing welders from client businesses, to help them develop and refine their skills.

The Impact
The new machines have enhanced Momentum’s capacity to deliver further welding training and since launch, more than 300 local young people, alongside welders from major manufacturers including Bombardier and JCB, have been trained. Last year, the company finished as runner-up in the prestigious World Welding Awards, in the Best Training Provider category.

Client Testimonial
Gareth Carter, Managing Director said “We want to help inspire more young people to become interested in a career in engineering and get them thinking about what they will need to do to make it happen.

“The machines we bought not only enable us to further upskill existing welders, but also give newcomers the opportunity to experience welding at first hand and encourage them to get involved.”