Manufacturing technology centre looks to recruit engineers of the future


The Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry is inviting engineers of the future to explore the latest apprenticeship opportunities available at its Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre.

In the first live apprentice open evening since the beginning of the pandemic, the MTC is looking to recruit nearly 100 new apprentices for its employer partners across the country.

Based at the AMTC, on the MTC campus at Ansty Park, the MTC is already making a significant contribution towards closing the skills gap that threatens the UK’s manufacturing sector, having trained 500 apprentices since 2017.

This year, the centre plans to recruit around 100 new apprentices on behalf of some of the UK’s top engineering and manufacturing businesses, with training starting next September. The apprentice open evening will provide potential candidates with an insight into the benefits of earning while they learn through a future-focused apprenticeship programme designed to create the next generation of top engineering talent.

The open event will be held on Thursday, November 18 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm and pupils, parents, careers advisors, teachers and college staff are all welcome. Anyone interested should register at

The AMTC is a flagship facility for the MTC’s advanced apprenticeship programme. As well as the foundational engineering skills they will need to succeed today, the apprentices are exposed to the latest technical innovations in future skills areas such as intelligent automation, metrology and advanced manufacturing. They will develop their skills through a combination of formalised in-centre training and on-the-job training as they work onsite for their employers.

David Hughes MBE, managing director of MTC Training said, “Our purpose is to seed the manufacturing sector with a pipeline of future-proofed engineering technicians. Employers can maximise their levy spend with our programmes, giving them a genuine return on investment and business impact while ensuring they become increasingly globally competitive. The open evening gives potential apprentices the chance to find out everything they need about our programmes before they apply.”

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.