Apprentice Open Event to showcase Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre

Wednesday 6th of November 2019 03:56 PM

The 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 shortage prevalent in manufacturing for many years. With plans to recruit more than 100 apprentices to start in September 2020, the AMTC is holding an apprentice open event in November to provide potential trainees with an insight into the centre’s apprenticeship programme and its plans to develop the next generation of engineers.

In addition to apprenticeship opportunities at Ansty Park, the MTC is looking to take on over 100 apprentices at the newly-opened MTC-run Oxfordshire Advanced Skills training centre in Abingdon

The open event will be held on November 16 between 10am and 2pm, and pupils, parents, careers advisors, teachers and college staff are all welcome. Anyone interested should register at

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 machinery. 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 evening will give potential apprentices the chance to learn everything they need about our programmes, including access to over 30 engineer upskilling short courses.

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.

Caption: Apprentices at work at the MTC