Entries by Chloe Phipps

Call for employers to take advantage of new apprentice bonus

Companies set to benefit from Plan for Jobs payments The Manufacturing Technology Centre is urging companies to act quickly to take advantage of the Government’s new scheme to pay bonuses to employers who take on apprentices. The MTC, through MTC Apprenticeships based at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre in Coventry, is offering advice to companies […]

Employer Partner Case Study: JJ Churchill

JJ Churchill, a family-owned precision engineering business based in Leicestershire, specialises in the aerospace and defence sectors and has more than 80 years’ experience in the production of gas turbine blades from forgings, castings and solid billet. JJ Churchill became an Employer Partner with MTC Apprenticeships in 2016 and we spoke to Sarah Gregory, Head […]

MTC apprentice applicants hits record high

Talented apprentices seeking Government-funded employer partners following record applications MTC Apprenticeships has seen a surge in applications from prospective apprentices, with more than 700 young people looking to join the award-winning programme. Now 135 successful candidates are in a talent pool ready to be snapped up by employers who can now take advantage of the […]

Employer Partner Case Study: Arrowsmith Engineering

Coventry-based, Arrowsmith Engineering is a specialist in precision turning, milling, thread rolling and grinding, providing the highest quality machined components to the aerospace industry. It specialises in development works for major world aerospace companies and for the past 50 years, Arrowsmith engineers have helped develop parts for the most advanced aerospace engines in the world. […]

MTC apprentices selected for Women’s Engineering Society Apprentice Board

MTC apprentices to represent female engineering apprentices Two apprentices at the Coventry-based Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre have been appointed onto the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Apprentice Board. First year apprentice, Camila Rey da Rosa, and third-year Melissa Chigubu, have been selected to represent the voices of female engineering apprentices on the WES Apprentice Board. Camila […]

MTC Apprentice supports the NHS through Covid-19

Amy Harris is a first year apprentice at the MTC’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre. Amy used to be a nurse, before joining Amazon for her engineering apprenticeship. When we went into lockdown in March, Amy stepped up to volunteer in her local NHS COVID ward. Amy says, “Nursing was always a passion of mine but […]

MTC launches new Level 4 apprenticeship

Helping industry develop and retain its future leaders today The MTC is increasing its apprenticeship portfolio, with the launch of a Level 4 apprenticeship programme to help manufacturing businesses to develop the specialist skills knowledge and expertise within their workforce. The Level 4 Engineering Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship gives learners the flexibility and capability to become […]

MTC supports next generation of engineers through these unprecedented times

The spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) is an unprecedented global event that has caused widespread disruption to all areas of business. Following Government advice, we made the decision to close the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre with our trainers providing apprentices with virtual support to continue their learning. With many businesses struggling in these difficult times, a […]

Action on COVID-19 (coronavirus)

The outbreak of coronavirus has now become a public health concern around the world and the health and wellbeing of apprentices training at the MTC is of paramount importance to us. As with any health concern, we at MTC want to make sure we are taking appropriate actions and reducing the possibility of exposure. In […]