MTC welcomes young learners to latest Apprenticeship Open Evening

MTC welcomes young learners to latest Apprenticeship Open Evening

Date: Monday 11 December 2017

News MTC welcomes young learners to latest Apprenticeship Open Evening

The MTC will open its doors this Thursday for its latest Apprenticeship Open Evening as it searches for the next generation of inspiring engineers by highlighting the range of career opportunities available in advanced manufacturing.

The fact-finding event, held in the purpose-built Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre, runs from 5pm – 7:30pm and will feature live demonstrations from three specialised themed areas of CNC Machining, Automation & Metrology.

There will be a chance to take part in a virtual welding challenge, and view the latest technology and equipment in its purpose-built training centre. Current MTC apprentices will also be on-hand to share their experiences and give advice to all the young learners in attendance.

In October, more than 200 people attended the last open evening, the highest number since the facility opened two years ago.

Commenting on the October Open Evening, Steve Finn, managing director of DMG Mori, said: “The event had a really good turnout and I spoke to a number of mums and dads with their children who were exploring an opportunity to start an apprenticeship.

“Encouraging the younger generation into engineering apprenticeships is vital to the long-term success of UK manufacturing, and the facility at the MTC broadens the opportunity to experience the exciting and wide range of disciplines that exist for young learners.”

Paul Rowlett, managing director of the AMTC, said: “At MTC, we are dedicated to supporting the next generation of engineers and our open house approach enables learners to engage with apprentices and employers and find out more about the rewarding career opportunities that the advanced manufacturing sector has to offer.”

Jonathan Parsons, HR director for Triumph, said: “We’ve partnered with the MTC for the last few years, and it remains a vital source of future talent for our business across the manufacturing and supply chain areas. We’ve been pleased to see the sustained growth of the MTC and its apprenticeship programme, and our business continues to benefit from the quality of the learners that join us.”

The open evening will also promote a number of business administration apprenticeship opportunities for roles at the MTC campus, which has seen growth in the past five years to over 600 employees.

All of the MTC’s apprenticeships offer the chance to ‘earn and learn’ whilst also leading to recognised industry qualifications.

To register for your free place at the open evening go to
To find out more about the programme and the MTC please visit

We are working at the forefront of applied technology. The job is exciting and varied and every day brings a new challenge.
Dr Katy Milne
Technology Manager, Metrology and NDT