The Manufacturing Technology Centre is increasing its apprenticeship portfolio with the launch of a Level 4 apprenticeship programme to help manufacturing businesses develop specialist skills, knowledge and expertise within their workforce.
The Level 4 Engineering Manufacturing Technician apprenticeship gives learners the flexibility and capability to become high-performing technicians by exploring the integrated nature of engineering. This industry-recognised qualification provides the next development step for employees working in, or aspiring to progress into, higher level technical roles in their organisation with the potential to develop into a leadership position.
The new 30-month block release programme delivers knowledge across a range of core and specialist units, making it a relevant and valuable qualification for employees throughout all parts of the sector. Apprentices will develop an understanding of areas including design, manufacture, maintenance, mechanical and electronic engineering.
David Hughes MBE, managing director of the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre, said: “We are committed to supporting the sector’s workforce throughout every stage of their career, from their very first steps onto the engineering pathway right through to becoming an expert in specialist emerging technology. Our new Level 4 apprenticeship will help businesses develop and retain their future leaders today, supporting Great British manufacturing to flourish.”
The MTC will deliver the programme from its two training centres; the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC) in Coventry, and Oxfordshire Advanced Skills (OAS) in Oxfordshire. The apprenticeship is suitable for employees across a broad range of roles and funding is available to support all sizes of business.
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.