Level 1 / School Leavers

Why chose EAS Mechanical?

The centre was opened by Eamon Wilson to combat the lack of options for the industry in the area and seeing the best and not so good practices within colleges nationwide he felt it was time to open his own industry led centre to bring back faith to those who have given up on apprentices by the training/service provided. Using his industry knowledge EAS Mechanical have derived an original learning programme for school leavers who think they want to become a trades person which in turn helps employers take on those most wanting to become an apprentice.  What we like to call a Win Win

The Centre

Based in Northampton town centre, the EAS Mechanical Ltd training centre offers government funded apprenticeships in Plumbing and H&V (Heating and Ventilation) for individuals employed both locally and further afield.  This vocational training pathway will be offered at Levels 2 and 3, either a day or block release. In addition to help young people gain employment EAS Mechanical also offer a Level 1 course run over 3 days per week for 6 months. This course shows prospective employers that they are serious in becoming a trades person. All courses are fully funded and grants maybe available to the employer. T&C’s will apply.

The centre will also provide an extensive range of short courses for existing operatives. This includes the GAS Safe ACS qualifications via reassessment to current cardholders coming in January 2016 but we can offer Water Regulations, Unvented Hot Water, Legionaries, Part L and Water Disinfection courses. Alongside this an array of Health and Safety course are also on offer. The college will not be running ‘ fast track’ courses but we do run Level 2 and 3 career changer courses, please click on the options for more info and prices.

Eamon Wilson, Managing Director of EAS Mechanical Ltd, comments: “I am delighted to have opened this centre in Northampton. I believe this is a much-needed resource for the town and having been through the whole process myself I believe we can engage not only with the candidates but also with employers at a level that will benefit all.  My aim is to help train the area’s future generation of craftsmen and women to the high standard needed within the wider industry, while also helping local employers have greater choice and input into the training they can offer their staff, and themselves. Working with and getting the support from local employers shows that EAS are doing what they should and getting the results employers want. Not only are the employers taken notice of EAS but also manufacturers. We have support from Worcester Bosch, Biasi, Gledhill, Ridgid Tools, Bristan, MagnaClean to name a few."

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