‘Grow your own’ biomedical engineers

Avensys was featured in this month’s Clinical Services Journal.

A new biomedical training facility at the Black Country and Marches Institute of Technology, in Dudley, aims to tackle key STEM skills gaps and help futureproof the biomedical engineering sector

 Apprenticeships could provide a costeffective strategy to enable Trusts to ‘grow their own’ professionals to ensure the safe management of healthcare technologies. Louise Frampton reports.

In 2019, the Department of Education made £170m available to establish a national network of Institutes of Technology (IoT), to offer training opportunities with clear pathways to skilled jobs. The aim of the initiative was to help close skills gaps in key STEM areas.