Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Our amazing team is working dynamically with our stakeholders to find creative solutions to ensure young people still benefit from their experience with us and our partners.
We are finding innovative ways to develop and deliver programmes and help young people receive their Industrial Cadets Awards.
Updated: 19th March 2020
With the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, information and advice from Government can change quickly. We at EDT take the health, safety and wellbeing of all our stakeholders seriously, including our staff, the young people on our programmes and all who we interact with. We are monitoring the situation closely and will be following the official guidance from the relevant Government/ Public bodies. In close liaison and consultation with our stakeholders we are working to find ways to ensure young people still benefit from their experience with us and our partners.
For all the latest Government information on COVID-19 and the measures the Government, and Devolved Governments, are taking, please visit the UK Government website, the Scottish Government website, the Welsh Government website or the Northern Irish Government website.
Based on the current guidelines, where possible our events will continue as planned, if this is not possible we are working with schools, colleges, universities and partners to find alternative solutions for young people to complete their projects and programmes, and receive their Industrial Cadets awards. Our teams are in regular liaison with our stakeholders about this, and we aim to respond as soon as we can to all incoming enquiries.
Routes into STEM
We will be in a position to update you on your May Half Term Course w/c 20th April as at this time we will have a much clearer idea on the required guidelines set out by the government. Please rest assured that if the courses are not able to go ahead over the May Half Term, we will look to deliver them over the October Half Term and for these courses your place will be secure if payment has been made and your consent form returned to us as per your offer email.
Headstart and Inspire
For our Headstart and Inspire programmes (due to take place in the summer) we are assessing any impact of recent changes and will be in touch. Applications closed on Monday 23rd March. We are also working creatively with our partners on some new and innovative ways to accomplish student needs in the current environment with students studying in their home.
Year in Industry
The Year in Industry team are still working on placements for the academic year 2020/21. Student applications to the scheme are still open and our partner companies wherever possible are offering candidates virtual interviews. The team are still responding to email enquiries.
We are keen to help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) by reminding everyone of the public health advice, and resources can be found here.