Areas of Specialism
As one of the largest training providers in the Midlands we have access to 650 sector specialists who are supported by industry experts.
Business and Professional Services
Specialising in developing the workforce of the business professional and financial services sector, BMet is home to the UK’s first Professional Services Academy (PSA). The Greater Birmingham Professional Services Academy (GBPSA) and the Black Country and Wyre Forest Professional Services Academy work in partnership with employers to deliver industry specific training and development programmes. The PSA is backed by leading organisations including BNP Parabis Personal Finance, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Gateley Plc, GVA, KPMG, Lloyds and Wesleyan, and is dedicated to helping businesses to grow through effective talent management.
The PSA can support you in a number of ways:
- Helping your recruitment and succession planning, providing you with a pipeline of young, motivated and skilled employees, whose suitability for appointment is assessed regularly from the age of 16
- Meeting your specific recruitment needs through shaping the educational programme of students
- Identifying young talented professionals that match your company culture and recruitment demands.
We have expertise in delivering apprenticeship programmes in:
- Business Administration
- Customer Service
Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering
We work with international clients such as BMW and Samsung.
We have the most up-to-date Mechatronics facility of any training provider in the West Midlands and can train companies on the unit elements of an integrated manufacturing system such as robotics, hydraulics and pneumatics and PLC control systems or an integrated controlled system. Recently we have invested in creating a Food and Drink Academy, that tailors this technology to the food and drink industry. We have been guided by our clients, Tulip and Pladis to ensure it fits the industry.
We have a range of programmes from Level 1 mechanical engineering to Level 5 Foundation Degrees in mechanical engineering systems, electrical electronic and communications. We now deliver Level 6 Apprenticeships in Control Engineering Technician, Manufacturing Engineer and Product Development and Design Engineer. Our flexible and experienced staff work with clients to design and deliver courses to meet their training requirements. We can deliver CNC and conventional machining training and we have an expertise in teaching programmes to improve manufacturing companies operating efficiency using the BIT Qualifications.
Creative and Digital
IT and Communications
We offer training across the IT and Communications spectrum from basic programming skills and designing websites, to developing systems and exploring software engineering, and upwards to network communications and systems analysis. We have partnerships with leading, global IT and communications companies including IBM, Samsung and CISCO, ensuring that we are constantly aware of the changes and developments within the sector. Our training facilities are equipped with excellent technical resources and our training programmes are delivered by highly qualified staff. Our IBM Smarter Planet Collaboratory contains cloud-based social collaboration and networking tools offered by IBM collaboration software which enhances the knowledge and learning experience that we offer. We provide specialist training across the IT and Communications industry including:
- Computer Science
- Computing & Systems Development
- Creative Computing & IT
- ICT & System Development
- Information Technology
- Access to Higher Education
- Apprenticeship in IT Telecomms
Medical and Health
Our state-of-the-art medical and health facilities include our Straumann sponsored dental laboratories, which are housed on our Medical Suite at Matthew Boulton College. All of our qualified staff are registered with their medical sector council and have a wealth of industry experience. We are also uniquely placed as a training provider that has approval by the medical councils to deliver qualifications needed for individuals to register as professionals within the sector. Our portfolio of programmes includes, dental nursing and technology, pharmacy and early years.
We offer bespoke training courses across the construction industry. Our dedicated account managers work directly with companies to design tailor made training programmes and identify funding options – ensuring that their needs and expectations are met. Companies also work with a dedicated assessor throughout the training programme – in addition to having online access – to enable them to accurately monitor progress. Our construction training and development is delivered at purpose built, state-of-the-art facilities at our Erdington Skills Centre in Birmingham and Stourbridge College in the Black Country.
We provide specialist training across the construction industry including:
- Basic Construction Skills and Construction and the Built Environment
- Bench Joinery, Carpentry and Joinery, and Site Carpentry
- Electrical Installation
- Installation and Maintenance of Heat Pump Systems
- Installation and Maintenance of Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems
- Unvented Hot Water Systems
- Water Regulations Training and Assessment
- Apprenticeships in Bench Joinery, Bricklaying, Carpentry and Joinery, Electrical Installation, Facilities Management, Gas, Plumbing and Heating and Site Carpentry
Hospitality and Retail
We are dedicated to raising the profile of the facilities & hospitality services industry. We are renowned for our employer engagement, industry knowledge and reputation for delivering vocational excellence in the facilities & hospitality services industry. Our specialist delivery team, made up of lecturers, trainers and assessors, offer outstanding learning and training opportunities for young people, adults and employers. We ensure that we meet the needs of individuals and employers, locally, regionally and nationally, by offering tailor made programmes designed in consultation to meet exact requirements. Our programmes have also been developed to assist organisations in complying with current legislation, whilst maintaining high quality service.
We provide specialist training across the facilities & hospitality services industry including:
- Cleaning & Support Services
- Facilities Management
- Food Safety
- Hospitality Services
- Health & Safety
- Customer Services
- Employability Skills
- Infection Control
- Auditing Awareness
- Apprenticeships in Cleaning, Facilities and Warehousing