KMF officially opened its Training Centre in 2009 to train all of its apprentices and employees. The centre was opened by its founding director Michael Higgins along with special guest Richard Noble OBE.
KMF is faced with a real challenge when it comes to finding the skilled people it requires as it continues to grow. The lack of skilled workers in this manufacturing sector, combined with its location in the heart of the Potteries, led the management team at KMF to radically rethink its strategy for training.
The result of this approach is a state-of-the-art £600,000 Apprentice Training Centre that you see today.
The building itself is modern, bright, and features areas for learning, discussion and research. Apprentices are taught in classes of eight, with in-house lecturers having time to address individual problems as they arise.
An on-site, purpose-built apprentice workshop complements the centre, and allow greater student involvement with both practical training and wider aspects of the business.
KMF Precision Sheet Metal has seven fully trained internal assessors, three internal verifiers and one external verifier who make up the EAL training team.
The varying backgrounds of assessors and qualified teachers allow KMF to train and assess across a diverse range of qualifications that include; National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ), Vocational Related Qualifications (VRQ) and functional skills.
At KMF, we are keen to encourage young people into both engineering and other STEM Careers. For this reason, we happily offer weekly work experience placements to secondary and higher education school students.
Find out more about our apprenticeships and the KMF Training Centre by contacting our team. Office hours are outlined on the contact page.