Electronic Skills Programme

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Welcome to
Tech Lancaster

Our first Electronics Skills Programme that started in January 2021 has now concluded, however if you have interest in joining a future cohort of learners please submit your details via the contact form.

Tech Lancaster electronic skills training is open to all ages and requires no pre-existing experience for entry-level roles. All that is required is a practical can-do attitude and the willingness to learn.

On completing the free training course, our participants will be skill-ready for employment opportunities such as electronics production operatives, electronics technicians and electronics design engineers. Participants will gain confidence and globally recognised, electronics industry certifications. An interview with a local employer is guaranteed upon course completion.

Now is the time to discover an exciting career in a global industry, at the forefront of science and technology. We can help you to hit the ground running! We hope to be able to run a second cohort of the skills programme very soon. Please keep an eye on our social media for updates.

What is Tech Lancaster?

We are an industry-led training organisation based in Lancaster, United Kingdom, formed to support a consortium of local employers in the electronics and technology sector. Our innovative education and training programme was born from our desire to address the sector’s skills gap in Lancaster, Morecambe and the wider Lancashire and Greater Manchester area.

Our mission is to build Lancashire’s reputation as a centre of excellence for electronics design and manufacture, drawing upon the area’s proud industrial heritage. We aim to make a big difference to underemployed groups in the north west of England, as well as those facing employment difficulties due to Covid19. We are committed to challenging perceptions, encouraging diversity and increasing accessibility.

We specialise in ‘fast-tracking’ people through a combination of online learning modules and lab-based tuition, sparking brighter futures. Our top-up training complements traditional pathways such as apprenticeships, college or university courses. We also want to provide a route to entry-level careers in the electronics industry for those with no prior experience. 

Our project was one of fourteen to receive funding from a £3 million joint venture between UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership (LDSP). The Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund was set up to address locally identified digital skills gaps and is the first of its kind in the UK.

Find out more about the programme here. We also have a Frequently Asked Questions page here.

You can learn about some of our job roles here.

Interested in a career in electronics or technology?

Now that you’ve learnt a little more about Tech Lancaster, what about you? We don’t have any preconceived ideas about who you are, or your route to arriving here on our website.   Our study programme is open to technically minded people, with a real interest in electronics. It would help if you are a logical thinker, with attention to detail and a preference for systemic working.

Are you are a recent graduate with an engineering degree or looking to change careers from another technical occupation? Perhaps you would like to apply pre-existing skills in a new area? Whatever your background, if you love electronics and technology we would love to hear from you.


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