Maritime and Engineering College North West
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An introduction:
Formerly known as the Laird Foundation, and now part of Mersey Maritime Group (MMG), MECNW has operated since 1998 as a centre of vocational excellence for the Maritime, Engineering, Manufacturing and related sectors.

The college has a very successful record of delivering high quality training services for both learners and employers including Apprenticeships, Workforce Development and other government-funded programmes; enjoying strong partnerships with several high profile manufacturing and maritime companies as well as key public sector bodies.

MECNW boasts a stunning 6500m2 of purpose-built riverside premises next to the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead and features state-of-the-art workshops, classrooms, IT suites, offices and conference facilities, as well as its own operational dry dock.

Core Services Include:

* Apprenticeships
* Pre-Apprenticeships
* Adult Apprenticeships
* Adult Skills
* Supervisory Management Training
* Bespoke Training
* Employers 'Pre-Empolyment' trade testing for engineering applicants
* Port & Trade training and accredited qualifications
* Conference Facilities 


* Ofsted Inspection Grade 2 with FIVE Outstanding Grade 1's contributory grades

* 90% Advanced Apprenticeship Success Rate

* Setting industry standards for apprenticeship first year off the job training (ECITB)

* Listed on QIA best practice database for health and safety, and for equality and diversity flash cards learning aids and Mentoring younge engineers

* Operating a first class mentoring programme for specialising apprentices in readiness for shipyard operations

* For employers, MECNW can offer funded support for relevant training they may require for their existing workforce through a mix of available funding options.

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This brand new 250m2 facility has been designed and equipped to the highest industry standards to support the launch of new electrical training courses.

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For more information on mecnw, please contact our customer service team on 0151 666 1028 or email

Please view our Apprentice Information flyer and our Course Information sheet.

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