LEMA Academy

Supporting manufacturing and engineering businesses across the West Midlands recruit and develop employment ready young people

For nearly a decade Lean Engineering and Manufacturing Academy (LEMA) has worked with hundreds of manufacturing and engineering employers across the West Midlands and supported hundreds of young people to develop high quality engineering and manufacturing skills.

LEMA offers a fresh approach to recruiting young people, equipping them with skills that go beyond the requirements of the apprenticeship and qualifications, making them an asset to your business today – and the key to your future success.

LEMA have supported West Midlands Employers recruit and train many hundreds of young people over the past 10 years at its purpose built facilities in Birmingham and the Black Country through high quality and innovative training and work-based support.

LEMA’s innovative Recruitment and Assessment Programme LEMA understand the importance of employing the right person for your business and operate a thorough and rigorous apprentice selection. Initially, we work closely with you to gain an understanding of your business. Then, we select and interview young people based on character, personality, commitment and standard of education.

Our younger recruits (aged 16-18) are also required to undertake a 6-week pre-apprenticeship training and evaluation programme. Applicants are given an introduction to engineering and manufacturing are taught work-based commutation and team working skills and are assessed for reliability and aptitude – only then do we send them to you for interview.

The LEMA Apprenticeship Programme is also open to learners aged 19-23 including young people who are already employed with your business.


Example Apprenticeship role profiles include:

  • Machinist – Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
  • Technical Support Technician


For more information on how LEMA can support your business please email us on info@lemacademy.co.uk or contact:

For the LEMA Birmingham Academy:
0121 359 0242
40-45 Lower Tower Street, Birmingham, B19 3NH

For the LEMA Black Country Academy:
01384 256113
Hillcrest Business Park, Cinder Bank, Dudley, DY2 9AP



0121 359 0242 Birmingham
01384 256113 Black Country