Award for Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC)

Published:  14 November, 2019

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 accolade. The award was presented at a special ceremony at the IMechE headquarters in Westminster.

The award recognises the role employers and educators play in encouraging young people into engineering apprenticeships and supporting them throughout their training.

Paul Rowlett, managing director of the AMTC, said the award was a significant feather in the AMTC's cap as it expanded its apprenticeship provision beyond its Coventry base into Oxfordshire in partnership with Oxford Advanced Skills.

He said: "Our apprenticeship programmes are seeding the manufacturing sector with a pipeline of capable engineers and technicians who can give a genuine return on investment and business impact.

"We will be taking on a further 200 apprentices in the 2020 intake who will be trained in a wide variety of manufacturing disciplines from basic engineering to using some of the most advanced manufacturing technology in existence.

An MTC apprenticeship results in fully rounded, business ready, skilled engineers capable of giving employers a significant asset, helping them become increasingly globally competitive.”

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.

Image caption: MTC apprenticeship programme manager Donna Pinches receives the award from IMechE trustee boards awards committee chair Prof Richard Folkson

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