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Kick Start your Career in Engineering with the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)

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Inspiring Great British Manufacturing – the MTC creates manufacturing solutions for some of the UK’s leading global companies, such as Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, Siemens, GE and many more…

We provide unique, flexible career paths into high value manufacturing.

Our apprenticeship programme will train you in basic engineering skills and principles, through to advanced manufacturing techniques, giving you the skills you need to work in a wide range of high tech manufacturing industries. These skills will provide you with the foundation for an exciting and rewarding career in engineering.

As part of your learning journey, you will gain an insight into technicians, engineers and scientists working on challenging advanced research projects to help drive the UK manufacturing industry forward.

You will also be given the opportunity to work on your own personal development projects, to really build your skills and put what you’ve learnt into practice.

After your initial training, you could continue your apprenticeship at the MTC, in industry with other engineering companies or at some of the MTC’s member companies. Act quickly – we can only take 40 of the most talented candidates, so get your application in early. We look for more than academic skills – we look for apprentices with the right attitude to apply themselves to their engineering career.

“Our training courses are setting the standard as the future of advanced manufacturing apprenticeships. The unique opportunity to gain expertise with MTC member companies involved in some of the most exciting research into advanced manufacturing methods and processes being undertaken anywhere in the world, provides a great springboard to an exciting career in a thriving sector.”

Paul Rowlett, Managing Director of the MTC’s Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre,

What’s in it for you?

  • The opportunity to build a career in an exciting, thriving and innovative environment
  • A brand new training centre with cutting edge machine tools and new technologies
  • An apprenticeship delivered with relevant, challenging projects and industry placements
  • Fully funded qualification route into higher education
  • The chance to work with world class companies making everything from jet engines, cars, boats, trains, aircraft and motorcycles, to power stations, robots, food, electronics, medical equipment and more….
  • A competitive salary, 25 days annual leave, and a subsidised restaurant
  • Support to gain Professional Registration at EngTech level

The Manufacturing Technology Centre
What we’re looking for:

We are searching for 16 -19 year old apprentices who can demonstrate an enthusiasm for engineering and show the potential to have a successful career within the area of manufacturing and engineering.
We require a minimum of 4 GCSEs grade A*-C including English and Maths.
Most importantly, we look for apprentices with the right attitude to apply themselves to their engineering career.

The Manufacturing Technology Centre
Semta predicts a need for 170,000 additional engineers over the next five years.


"An Apprenticeship is a great route into the engineering and advanced manufacturing sector. Follow in the footsteps of many of the industry’s CEOs and senior managers and start your career as an apprentice today."


About MTC

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) has been established to prove innovative manufacturing processes and technologies in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions.

The MTC houses some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world, creating a high quality environment for the development and demonstration of new technologies on an industrial scale. This provides a unique opportunity for manufacturers to develop new and innovative processes and technologies.

The MTC’s members include global manufacturing companies from multiple sectors. The MTC was founded collaboratively by the University of Birmingham, University of Nottingham, Loughborough University and TWI Ltd.

The MTC is a diverse and rapidly growing business, we now employ over 450 people at our Ansty Park campus just outside Coventry. This growth is set to continue.

We have already won national recognition for our success in developing the engineers of the future and for displaying the highest standards of excellence in employing apprentices. 22% of MTC employees are currently apprentices, graduates or on sponsored (YINI) placements, which has qualified the centre for membership of the 5% Club. This demonstrates its commitment to ensuring that at least 5% of its workforce are enrolled on formalised apprentice, sponsored student, or graduate development schemes.


A day in the life of an MTC apprentice

“Completing an apprenticeship makes you more employable as you already have work-based learning and experience in the real world.

Also, there is always the opportunity to go to university or complete other further/higher education qualifications as part of, or after, you finish your apprenticeship. The MTC puts a lot of time and effort into its apprenticeship programmes and gives so many opportunities to its students.

We will be learning on some of the best equipment in the country and the skills we are developing are so varied that this apprenticeship opens up pathways for a range of careers, not just one profession.

I’m so thankful for having the opportunity to complete an apprenticeship, I’m learning so much and I can see an exciting future and career ahead of me.”

Kerry Smith, 2nd Year Apprentice

The MTC’s Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre

The MTC’s training centre opened in 2015, and features a purpose-built, fully equipped training workshop. These advanced training facilities enable young people to gain professional qualifications up to postgraduate level, with training that matches the best in the world.

A driving force behind the centre are our Patrons and Lloyds Bank, who share our vision of providing world-class training for aspiring engineers and supplying UK manufacturers with skilled people.

Lloyds Bank is the largest private sector contributor to the centre and is contributing £5m over 5 years as part of its commitment to support the UK manufacturing industry and to help tackle the sector’s shortfall in skills.

The bank’s contribution will support over 1,000 trainees, in line with the Group’s ‘Helping Britain Prosper’ plan; as well as helping the UK realise its potential in advanced manufacturing.

Our Patrons also include Bosch Rexroth, DMG MORI, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, Siemens and Multipix Imaging.



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