Manufacturing Technology Centre Looks For Engineers Of The Future.

3 February, 20

The Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry has issued an invitation to the engineers of the future to look at the record numbers of apprenticeship opportunities available in its Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre.

The AMTC, on the MTC campus, plans to recruit more than 100 apprentices to start in September 2020, with a further 100 at its Oxford Advanced Skills training centre near Abingdon. The AMTC is holding an apprentice open evening later this month to provide potential trainees with an insight into the centre’s apprenticeship programme and its plans to develop the next generation of engineers.

The open evening will be held on February 25 between 5pm and 7pm, and pupils, parents, careers advisors, teachers and college staff are all welcome. Anyone interested should register at . A further open evening will be held on April 23.

The AMTC is a flagship facility for the advanced apprenticeship programme. Apprentices learn the latest technology in areas such as intelligent automation, metrology and advanced machinery. They will be able to test and develop their skills with partner employers.

Matt Bastock of the AMTC said,

“The MTC is able to connect young, talented apprentices with high calibre manufacturing and engineering employers, and this can provide a gateway to a fantastic career.”

He added,

“Our purpose is to seed the manufacturing sector with a pipeline of capable engineering technicians. The open evening will give potential apprentices the chance to learn everything they need about our programmes as well as taking a tour around our amazing facilities and see demonstrations of technology in action.”

The MTC was founded by the University of Birmingham, Loughborough University, the University of Nottingham and TWI Ltd. The MTC’s industrial members include some of the UK’s major global manufacturers.

The MTC aims to provide a competitive environment to bridge the gap between university-based research and the development of innovative manufacturing solutions, in line with the Government’s manufacturing strategy. The MTC is part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, supported by Innovate UK.

Pictured: Apprentices at work at the MTC

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