BEMA is a Trade organisation that was founded in 1936 serving the needs of member engineering companies in the South West, it has since developed in to being an active member of the Group training Association England (GTA)
BEMA is led by a council which comprises of a President (Henry Smart MD of Ravenscourt Engineering} and council members elected from leading engineering staff within member companies.
This council sets the vison and mission statementof BEMA for its future role within the Advanced and Manufacturing Engineering sector
This vision and mission statement is to establish BEMA as the leading engineering Training centre in the South west, producing high valve in-depth engineering training to apprentices and member companies staff who need up skilling on CNC and conventional machines, as well as delivering the full range of support engineering training required by our members
This mission was started 4 years ago in 2014, when the council decided that BEMA should develop an engineering training centre and deliver apprenticeship foundation training to the standards that was required by our council and member companies. This has been successfully achieved, and BEMA is growing to match the advanced engineering manufacturing requirements of its member companies
2014. 11 apprentices trained.
2015. 16 apprentices
2016. 20 apprentice
2017. 25 apprentices
2018. planned 45 apprentices
As well as the practical engineering foundation training, BEMA also delivers to the apprentices their required level 3 Technical certificate, this is delivered in a classroom environment at BEMA by our vastly experienced engineering staff.
BEMA is recognised as an Approved EAL Engineering centre,
And active members of
GTA England ( Group Training association ),
AELP (Association of Employment and Learning providers)
WTPN (Western Training providers Network)
NFEC ( National Forum of Engineering Centres)
Bema has a dedicated engineering training centre based in Yate, North Bristol, it is fully equipped with classrooms and workshop equipment to include, conventional lathes, Milling machines, Surface Grinding equipment, and heat treatment facilities, as well as having a fully equipped CNC Turning and Milling section, this is used to deliver foundation engineering training to member companies manufacturing apprentices at level 2 and 3, and bespoke training on Lathes, Milling and Grinding machines, as well as bespoke training on CNC Lathes and Milling machines and NVQ courses to member companies.
BEMA also delivers Health and Safety training, which is delivered either at the BEMA training centre or by in house company training, first aid, Rigging and Slinging, manual handling, Risk assessments, Toolbox talks, Noise level checks PAT testing.
BEMA also offers Advice and Guidance on Health and Safety.
BEMA also has work based assessors who work onsite at companies delivering and assessing skills in the workplace.