Budding engineers offered apprenticeships at prestigious manufacturing centre

By Nell Walker
The Manufacturing Technology Centre, based near Coventry, UK, is looking for 40 apprentices to join its award-winning engineering programme in September...

The Manufacturing Technology Centre, based near Coventry, UK, is looking for 40 apprentices to join its award-winning engineering programme in September.

The vacancies can be applied for via getmyfirstjob.co.uk, and successful candidates will train using the latest technologies, alongside experts and academic partners, equipping them with the skills required to keep British manufacturing strong and competitive. 

There are 97 apprentices already taking part in the centre's advanced engineering training programme, and candidates will gain skills within core disciplines, including:

  • Intelligent 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


These skills will provide the foundation for an exciting and rewarding career in engineering.

Paul Rowlett, Managing Director of the MTC’s Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre, said: “As part of their learning journey, apprentices will gain an insight into technicians, engineers and scientists working on challenging advanced research projects to help drive the UK manufacturing industry forward.

“Recruits will also be given the opportunity to work on their own personal development projects, to really build their skills and put what they’ve learnt into practice.”

After initial training, successful candidates are given the option to continue their apprenticeship at the MTC, or take up an industry placement with another engineering company. On completing the programme, apprentices can choose to progress to degree level education or complete alternative further qualifications, providing a further springboard to a career in a thriving sector.


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