About Us


EKGTA is the leading education and training provider for mechanical and electrical engineering industries in Scotland. Whether you are looking for a full Modern Apprenticeship, academic qualifications from NC to HNC level, or vocational qualifcations we have a solution for you.

EKGTA is a leading source for companies recruiting apprentice engineers nationally. If you require assistance in the recruitment of apprentice engineers or you are looking for an employed Modern Apprenticeship position please get in touch using the relevant section of the website. 

EKGTA also offer continuous professional development through a wide range of training courses to update or increase your skills set. 

As a non-profit organisation with charitable status, EKGTA is motivated primarily to ensure our students and trainees leave equipped with the knowledge and skills to remain in gainful employment.

Why do people choose EKGTA?

Our state-of-the-art, purpose-built training facility in East Kilbride is furnished with the latest machinery, tooling, and technology to ensure that our students and trainees leave our training centre equipped with both the academic the knowledge offered by other colleges and training centres, and the practical skills required to handle real-world scenarios.

We are highly regarded by the largest employers in the engineering industry in Scotland as they know that our studetns and trainees receive a fully comprehensive learning experience which ensures they can hit the ground running from day one.

We're trusted by the largest employers in the engineering sector

Since 1966, we have had the privilege of working alongside the most prominent and respected employers in the engineering and manufacturing industries to recruit and train their apprentices.

We are proud to say that many of these companies continue to place their trust in us. As a member-led organisation, our valued client companies have the unique opportunity to actively shape the future of EKGTA.

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Rolls Royce

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Coca Cola

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Network Rail

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Ministry of Defence

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Scottish Water

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Stakeholders and Regulatory Partners

As a leading Further Education centre and training provider, we uphold the highest standards in academic education and vocational training by working closely with the top industry bodies and membership organisations. 

Together with our partners, we work hard to ensure our curriculum is up-to-date with the latest knowledge and industry practices.

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Scottish Qualifications Authority

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ILM (Formally NEBS)

Institute of Leadership & Management

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Leading developer of Computer Aided Design (CAD) software and training



Specialist skills and awarding organisation for the industry

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Skills Development Scotland



Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

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City & Guilds

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Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator

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IVP Scotland

Investors in People

EKGTA is committed to achieving quality in all aspects of its business from training design and delivery to use of resources and administration. The Association runs its own internal Quality Assurance Framework and Self Assessment programme, is approved under the Skills Development Scotland Quality Management System, has investor In People status and operates its training to nationally recognised standards.