Codem Composites, based at Sawtry, near Huntingdon is a technology and engineering business firmly embedded in the rapidly expanding market of carbon fibre component manufacture. Codem are keen advocates of STEM, recognising that investment in education today is key to ensuring businesses stay at the forefront of technology in the future.
Codem runs an active apprenticeship scheme with currently 8 apprentices in differing stages of development working towards their Level 3 NVQ in Engineering, through Peterborough Regional College. This year, Codem are excited to be offering students the opportunity to study for the first specialist Composites apprenticeship that has been set up in partnership with iMET; a new advanced technical skills centre based at Alconbury Weald, which is a joint venture between Peterborough Regional College and Cambridge Regional College to provide innovative and tailored technical training to construction, manufacturing and technology industries in the region.
This new composites-tailored Engineering apprenticeship will allow apprentices to learn more specialist skills in carbon fibre and other materials key to the design and manufacture of components used in the motorsports and satellite communications industry, which are both growth areas in UK industry.