MTC Announces New Apprenticeship Programme

MTC Announces New Apprenticeship Programme

Date: Monday 9 February 2015

News MTC Announces New Apprenticeship Programme

The pioneering Manufacturing Technology Centre at Ansty Park near Coventry has announced it is to recruit a further 40 new advanced engineering apprentices to take part in its ground-breaking advanced manufacturing training programme.

The new intake will join the 36 apprentices who are currently completing their first year training at college and will shortly be moving into the new £36 million Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC).

The AMTC courses are setting the standard as the future of advanced manufacturing apprenticeships. The MTC was recently named as one of the top 100 apprentice employers in the country at the prestigious National Apprenticeship Service’s awards.

The centre is now looking to recruit 40 new apprentices to start in September. Applications are invited now as places are quickly filled up. The new apprentices will be employed on the centre’s innovative Level 3 Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship programme.

The new AMTC is on the same site as the MTC and is set to make a significant contribution towards solving the skills shortages which have been prevalent in manufacturing and technology industries for many years. The AMTC has been welcomed by both the Prime Minister David Cameron and Business Secretary Vince Cable.

The AMTC building – due to open in September - will be the UK’s first National College, a flagship facility for advanced apprenticeship programmes. Apprentices will learn the latest technology in areas such as intelligent automation, additive layer manufacture, robotics, metrology, mechatronics, additive layer manufacture, computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided machining (CAM). Apprentices will be able to test and develop their skills in sponsored placements, including the opportunity to undertake international assignments with MTC members and supporters.

In the first year, apprentices will learn the basics of engineering and manufacturing before using the sophisticated high-tech equipment in the AMTC, much of which is the most advanced available in the UK.

The training centre is part of an ambitious £90 million expansion plan for the MTC and marks the beginning of a strategy to establish cultural changes in developing the skills and processes needed for future manufacturing in the UK.

Anyone interested in joining the MTC’s 2015 apprentice intake should visit apprenticeships and complete the application form.

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