Our programmes are aimed at those who recently joined a manufacturing based business, who would benefit from hands-on experience of the manufacturing and assembly processes and challenges within.

If you would like further information or want to discuss how we can tailor this to your business needs, please contact: training@the-mtc.org or call 02476 701774.

What does it focus on?

The graduate development programme is delivered as a design and manufacturing project over-arching a number of curated short courses.

The project tasks the graduates with improving the design of an existing product, manufacturing a working prototype and providing a supporting business model for mass volume, all within a tight timeframe.

They receive a tailored amount of training modules, within the duration, to both support the requirements of this project and the needs of your business.

The programme concludes with the teams presenting their working prototype, manufacturing plan and business case, along with a summary lessons learned and how this will be applied back in the business.

“Meggitt’s graduates are from a mixed educational and experience base (Civil, Electronics, Materials, Aero & Mechanical Engineering). The ‘MTC Design-Make Programme’ provides them a terrific experience with real life simulation of a product life cycle containing; requirements capture, design optimisation, business case & operational planning and draughting; followed by workshop experience in the MTC apprentice training facility where they learn milling & turning, and the week culminates with a ‘max speed run-off’ and presentation in the lecture theatre. The graduates learn workshop skills, re-enforced with teamwork, business operational planning and costing skills and return back into their plants with a more rounded design-make ethos.”

Cameron Ross
Engineering Director, Group Advanced Manufacturing, Meggitt

The delivery method

All courses have been designed to incorporate a selection of delivery methods, to ensure we can meet your training needs irrespective of your location and schedule.


Virtual classroom

Online learning

Bespoke training solution

Development programmes

As standard we offer a five day course to meet the graduate training needs of engineering businesses across the UK. We can also design a bespoke course to your requirements including course length and modules.

Below are our standard courses as well as an example bespoke course.

  • Design and manufacture project
  • Pre-course activity analysis of design*
  • Practical experience in milling and turning
  • Practical experience in mechanical assembly
  • Presentation of final product, business model and cost and summary of lessons learnt