East Midlands Freeport Showcase

The East Midlands Freeport Future Energy Skills Hub will sit under the umbrella of the East Midlands Institute of Technology (EMIoT), providing skills to meet the growing demands of the energy and advanced manufacturing sectors in the East Midlands.

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Supported by the University of Derby, Loughborough University, Derby College and Loughborough College, as well as other regional FE and HE institutes, the Hub will deliver level 3 to 5 engineering and digital skills with pathways to higher learning, providing the facilities and knowledge required to train and re-train the local workforce.

This will enable site safe, industry standard skills across a range of new and sustainable energy platforms and will incorporate the UK’s first practical, industry-based training centre associated with the production, handling, storage and use of hydrogen. 

The result will be a local capacity pool of higher-skilled employees, boosting productivity, innovation and creating a thriving business community across our Freeport sites and wider East Midlands geography.