The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is investing in engineering skills development with a pledge to introduce 200 new apprenticeships during 2020.
100 of the new intake will be based at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre at Ansty Park, Coventry and a further 100 will start 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.
An essential part of future UK manufacturing growth, the MTC provides an environment that bridges the gap between university-based research and the development of innovative manufacturing technology in line with the Government’s manufacturing strategy.