Manufacturing Technology Centre to recruit nearly 100 engineers of the future

Manufacturing Technology Centre to recruit nearly 100 engineers of the future

Date: Thursday 8 November 2018

News Manufacturing Technology Centre to recruit nearly 100 engineers of the future

Apprentice Open Event to showcase Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre

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

The AMTC, on the MTC campus at Ansty Park, is making a significant contribution towards solving the skills shortages which have been prevalent in manufacturing for many years. With a plan to recruit nearly 100 apprentices to start in September 2019, the AMTC is holding an apprentice open event in December 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 event will be held on December 6 between 5pm and 7.30pm, and pupils, parents, careers advisors, teachers and college staff are all welcome. Anyone interested should register here

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 manufacture. They will be able to test and develop their skills with partner employers.

Paul Rowlett, managing director of the AMTC said,

"Our purpose is to seed the manufacturing sector with a pipeline of capable engineering technicians. Employers can maximise their levy spend with our programmes, giving a genuine return on investment and business impact while ensuring they become increasingly globally competitive. The open event will give potential apprentices the chance to learn everything they need about our programmes."

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 the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, supported by Innovate UK.

The MTC has fantastic potential to shape the UK’s manufacturing future and I’m proud to be a part of that vision.
Redland Sanders
Research Engineer – Intelligent Automation