HEREFORDSHIRE’S new university has partnered with Balfour Beatty.

Based in Hereford, the New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering focuses on providing engineering degree education with a curriculum designed to mirror real-world working environments.

Through the partnership, Balfour Beatty will actively contribute to the NMITE curriculum, integrating industry expertise with academia. The collaboration will see the company provide industrial placements for students on some of Balfour Beatty’s projects across the UK, as well as host seminars that provide technical insights into the construction and infrastructure industry.


Paul Raby, Balfour Beatty group HR director said "We are thrilled to join forces with NMITE and contribute to their ground-breaking approach to engineering education.

"By combining our industry expertise with NMITE's innovative curriculum, we can empower the next generation of engineers to excel in practical skills and meet the evolving demands of the construction industry.

“With this partnership, we can open doors for a diverse range of young people to enter the construction industry by catering to a variety of learning abilities that equips students with a well-rounded skillset.”

James Newby, Chief Executive at NMITE, added: “Our breakthrough, interdisciplinary model of higher education involves, at every stage, engagement with employer partners and work on real life projects. What better experience for our students to have than to hone their skills with a partner of the calibre of Balfour Beatty?

"Joining forces with this leading international group will be another fundamental part of shaping tomorrow’s engineers so that students leave NMITE not only work ready but as true game changers.”

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