AMRC opens doors for new students

Posted on 17 Feb 2017 by Fred Tongue

The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) will be holding an open day on February 21 to show potential new students the facilities at the university and training centre.

The event will offer the chance to discover more about apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships, with the possibility for applicants to start studying at the centre as early as March.

Visitors on the day will have the opportunity to tour the training centre and the facilities as well as talk to current apprentices and trainers at the centre, to get a better idea of the opportunities available.

AMRC Training Centre programme manager, Dan Swift explained: “By holding a recruitment event it enables young people who perhaps now realise that the Further Education path they have chosen doesn’t suit their style of learning and would now like to consider an alternative education route.

“We work with a large number of companies of varying sizes and recruiting traditional academic time frame isn’t right for all of them.”

The apprenticeships on offer at the AMRC are employer led and give skills that feed directly in to the world of work. The subjects that the centre covers include mechanical maintenance, design, machining, electrical maintenance and welding which could lead on to further university studies.

Dan added, “an apprenticeship via the AMRC Training Centre enables young people to climb up the academic ladder and earn while they learn without the burden of student debt, whilst gaining valuable on the job experience within the engineering / manufacturing sector.”

The open day is another piece of goods news for the Sheffield-based training centre, which recently announced a partnership with McLaren Automotive. The two have entered a partnership, along with the Sheffield City Council, to create a new £50m carbon fibre research and production facility onsite at the AMRC.

The Composites Technology Centre, which will be set in more than four acres and housed in a purpose built 7,000 sqm building, will be the first purpose-built facility outside of the current McLaren campus in Woking, Surrey.