Last opportunity this year to apply for Manufacturing Technology Centre apprenticeships

School-leavers and aspiring engineers are being urged to act quickly if they want to secure one of the last remaining apprenticeship places at the state-of-the-art Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC).

Based on the Manufacturing Technology Centre campus near Coventry, the new centre will welcome its first cohort of apprentices in mid-September, giving new recruits the opportunity to train and learn alongside some of the world’s leading experts and prominent academic partners in manufacturing and engineering. This year’s students will be the first to benefit from the excellent facilities provided in the brand new training centre.

The purpose-built training facility has been designed to train a new generation of engineers and technicians in the advanced processes needed for future manufacturing in the UK.

Apprentices will gain skills and confidence in areas that underpin high value manufacturing, focusing on four core disciplines:

Automation technology, including robots, drives and sensor technology
CNC machining, including computer aided design (CAD) and advanced 3D printing
Metrology – measurement and inspection of materials, products, coordinate measurement machines (CMM) including 3D scanning
Joining – materials and techniques in multiple disciplines, including advanced welding, laser cladding and composites

On completion of the programme, MTC apprentices will gain the following formal qualifications:

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering
Level 2 PEO Units minimum of 3 (Practical Units)
Level 3 NVQ in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
Functional Skills in either Numeracy / Literacy / ICT
Personnel Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

This is backed up by MTC training in project management, team working, and health and safety, which culminates in professional registration with the IMechE as an EngTech.

Apprentices are employed by MTC throughout their apprenticeship programme, which also includes work related project training and the possibility of placements with MTC member companies, which include some of the UK’s major global manufacturers.

Once MTC apprentices have completed their apprenticeship programme, there is also the opportunity to progress to degree level education or complete alternative further qualifications, providing a springboard to an exciting career in a thriving sector.

The skills gained by MTC apprentices will lead to secure, well paid careers with excellent career prospects. An MTC apprenticeship opens doors to working for a multitude of companies in many sectors.

“The training courses are setting the standard as the future of advanced manufacturing apprenticeships,” said Tim Kyte, apprentice training manager at the AMTC.

The MTC has already won national recognition for its success in developing the engineers of the future and for displaying the highest standards of excellence in employing apprentices. It was recently named as one of the top 100 apprenticeship employers in the country by leading UK skills development body, City & Guilds, winning praise for its success in tackling the current skills shortage and developing a new generation of engineers with its flagship four-year apprentice programme.

Anyone who would like to be part of this new generation of engineers, then please email [email protected] by Friday 11th September.