Heald Ltd., a global innovator in the field of perimeter security technology and one of the major manufacturers of quality security equipment in the United Kingdom, has announced a new partnership agreement with university technical college, Ron Dearing UTC.
Since being founded over 30 years ago, the Hornsea-based manufacturer has worked closely with various educational institutions including Hornsea School and Language College, Humberside Engineering Training Association, Beverley College, Hull Training and the University of Hull by providing career insight talks, work experience opportunities, apprenticeships and ongoing learning for their existing employees.
Heald - Ron Dearing UTC partnership
This new partnership with Hull-based Ron Dearing UTC will provide new opportunities for students to undertake internships and work experience placements with Heald with the potential for longer-term employment opportunities.
With many different engineering disciplines within the company, Heald hopes to help guide learning at Ron Dearing UTC to include their specific engineering requirements, which will enable new employees to progress much quicker into full-time employment from apprenticeships or trainee levels, there by benefitting both the individual’s career progression and the business offering.
Glenn Jensen, Senior Assistant Principal for Employer Engagement and Head of Engineering at Ron Dearing UTC said “It’s a great credit to Heald that, during such difficult times, they continue to see the importance of investing in their future employees.”
Bridging skills gaps in the engineering and digital sectors
Having this new partnership helps us to continue to bridge skills gaps in the engineering and digital sectors"
Glenn adds, “It’s invaluable for us to have realistic client briefs when working on projects linked to industry and these play a key role in expanding our students’ skill sets. Having this new partnership helps us to continue to bridge skills gaps in the engineering and digital sectors.”
Managing Director of Heald Ltd., Debbie Heald MBE said, “I only recently became aware of Ron Dearing UTC, but after discovering more about what they do and their approach to learning, it seemed a natural fit.”
Facilitating students engagement with employers
Debbie adds, “With education settings and student’s learning facing significant disruption in recent months, engaging with local schools, colleges and universities is vital to ensure students are able to access meaningful engagement with employers.”
She further stated, “In turn, this not only helps them to decide on what they wish to do post-education but it also helps them to transition into their chosen career path, and as a result, can be an excellent recruitment pipeline for those businesses who do engage. We’re very excited about our new partnership with Ron Dearing UTC and we’re looking forward to working with local individuals who are passionate about engineering in every field.”