Budding engineers urged to act quickly for a place on MTC's apprenticeship

Budding engineers urged to act quickly for a place on MTC's apprenticeship

Date: Tuesday 14 June 2016

News Budding engineers urged to act quickly for a place on MTC's apprenticeship

Advanced engineering apprenticeships create skills needed by industry

Recruitment is underway at the MTC for the next intake of apprentices, who could make a significant contribution to shaping the future of high value manufacturing in the UK.

With opportunities to train with the latest technology and learn alongside leading experts and prominent academic partners, apprentices will become equipped with the skills needed to help British manufacturing stay globally competitive.

There are places for 40 new recruits to start in September 2016, who will follow the 97 apprentices already taking part in the centre’s advanced engineering training programme at Ansty Park near Coventry, designed to provide premium training for the next generation of engineers and technicians.

At the official opening of the MTC’s purpose-built advanced manufacturing training centre, Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills praised the centre for “playing a key role in turning young people across the Midlands into the engineering leaders of the future".

Apprenticeships at the centre train recruits in basic engineering skills and principles, through to advanced manufacturing techniques, giving them the skills they need to work in a wide range of high tech manufacturing industries. These skills will provide the foundation for an exciting and rewarding career in engineering.

Recruits will gain engineering skills in areas that underpin high value manufacturing, focusing on core disciplines, including: 

  • Intelligent automation technology; including robots, drives and sensor technology
  • CNC machining, including computer aided design (CAD) and advanced 3D printing
  • Metrology - measurement and inspection  of materials, products, coordinate measurement machines (CMM) including 3D scanning
As part of their learning journey, apprentices will gain an insight into technicians, engineers and scientists working on challenging advanced research projects to help drive the UK manufacturing industry forward” said Paul Rowlett, managing director of the MTC’s Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre. “Recruits will also be given the opportunity to work on their own personal development projects, to really build their skills and put what they’ve learnt into practice.”

Apprentices are employed throughout their apprenticeship programme.

After initial training, recruits could continue their apprenticeship at the MTC, or in industry placements with other engineering companies. On completing the programme, apprentices can, if they wish, choose to progress to degree level education or complete alternative further qualifications, providing a springboard to a career in a thriving sector.

Budding engineers are urged to act quickly and get their applications in early, as the MTC can only take 40 of the most talented candidates. Applications for apprenticeships can be made online: www.the-mtc.org/apprentice

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Bob Panther
Client of Hickman & Smith Architects