NMiTE (New Model in Technology and Engineering) is set to be rewarded by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for its work with military and veteran communities.
Inaugurated last year in response to the UK’s estimated annual shortfall of at least 22,000 engineering graduates, the ‘engineering university of the future’ will be presented with the MoD’s Employer Recognition Scheme silver award at Staffordshire’s National Memorial Arboretum.
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The award will be collected on October 31 by NMiTE programme lead, Steven Haines, an aircraft engineer with over 25 years’ experience maintaining military helicopters.
“It is really special to be collecting this award from the Ministry of Defence now I am a civilian,” said Haines.
“I have been very fortunate to utilise my transferable skills for a smooth and significant career change, and am passionate about helping other veterans explore similar opportunities for change and development,” he added.
“It is fantastic that the work NMiTE is doing, including its newly launched CPD programmes, as well as the relationships we are building with like-minded local employers, are being honoured at such a high level.”