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Manufacturing Technology Centre to offer 200 apprenticeship places

Updated on Sunday 3 November 2019, 4:08 PM

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The fast-growing Manufacturing Technology Centre has announced that it will be taking on more than 200 apprentices for its 2020 intake, a new intake record for the MTC.

The MTC hopes to inspire future talent to a career in the world of advanced manufacturing and engineering. 100 of the new intake will be based at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre at Ansty Park, Coventry, with a further 100 at the MTC-run Oxfordshire Advanced Skills in Abingdon.

The apprentices will be trained in a wide variety of manufacturing disciplines from basic engineering to using some of the most up to date manufacturing technology.

Paul Rowlett, managing director of the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre, said the MTC had gained a reputation for supporting the engineering sector with high quality apprenticeship training programmes.

“Our purpose is to seed the manufacturing sector with a pipeline of capable engineering technicians. Our apprenticeship programme creates fully rounded, business ready, skilled engineers capable of giving employers a genuine return on investment and business impact, helping them become increasingly globally competitive,” he said.

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.

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