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Degree apprenticeship puts advanced materials on the map

A new degree apprenticeship will help open-up opportunities for trainees in materials science across the UK. After two years in development, the Materials Science Technologist (Level 6) Degree Apprenticeship is now approved and ready for delivery. The national programme, which provides a bachelor’s degree qualification and extensive workplace experience, has …

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Manufacturing Technology Centre looks for engineers of the future

The Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry has issued an invitation to the engineers of the future to look at the record numbers of apprenticeship opportunities available in its Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre. The AMTC, on the MTC campus, plans to recruit more than 100 apprentices to start in September 2020, …

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Apprenticeships play key role in business success

The head of a leading Midlands firm of robotics engineers says the company’s success can be attributed to its commitment to apprenticeships. Fraser Reid, managing director of Warwickshire-based Cyber-Weld, says apprentices are making a significant contribution to the business. More than half of the Cyber-Weld workforce are either apprentices in …

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Make UK partners with Next Gen Makers to inspire young engineers

Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation, has partnered with Next Gen Makers in order to help manufacturers to attract, recruit and inspire more young engineers, into the sector. The move will see Make UK become the headline sponsor of the Birmingham region of the Next Gen Makers Engineering Careers Prospectus 2020, …

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MTC invests in youth skills with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Manufacturing Technology Centre has launched a new partnership with youth achievement award charity The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) and received their licence certificate at a recent Gold Award Presentation in St James’s Palace. The link-up means MTC apprentices will be offered the chance to take part in the …

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Former apprentice and motorsport legend opens new OAS training centre

Motorsport legend and former apprentice, Ross Brawn OBE has officially opened the new Oxfordshire Advanced Skills (OAS) Training Centre, which is run by the Manufacturing Technology Centre, on the UKAEA Culham site in Oxfordshire. Coventry-based MTC Apprenticeships has been procured by the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and the Science …

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The hunt is on for the engineers of the future

The Oxfordshire Advanced Skills training centre is on the hunt for more than 100 engineers of the future to fill apprenticeship places. The apprentices will be part of September 2020’s intake, and will start their training at the newly opened 3,800 sq metre training academy at the UK Atomic Energy …

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Top award for Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre

The MTC’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre has been presented with a top award by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). The AMTC, which is supported by Lloyds Bank who are contributing £10 million to support its apprenticeship training programmes, has been awarded the institution’s Advanced Apprenticeship Provider of the Year …

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Zeba Kazi Osmani wins IMechE Apprentice of the Year Award

Zeba Kazi Osmani, a manufacturing engineering apprentice at Rolls-Royce in Birmingham, has won the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Apprentice of the Year 2019 Award. The award was made at a special ceremony at the Institution’s headquarters in Westminster. In second place was Jeremy Blakey from Jaguar Land Rover and in …

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Could apprenticeships boost the post-Brexit economy?

The Apprenticeship and Levy report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown a 6.6 per cent rise in the number of apprenticeships started in the 2018/19 academic year, compared with the previous year. This comes as wage growth in the UK reached its highest rate since 2008. The …

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