At the AMTC, there are plans to recruit 96 apprentices ready to start in September. To help, an apprentice open evening is being staged that will provide potential trainees with an insight into the centre’s apprenticeship programme and its plans to develop the next generation of engineers.

The open event will be held on 16 May between 17:00 and 19:30, and pupils, parents, careers advisors, teachers and college staff are all welcome. Anyone interested should register by clicking here.

As well as basic engineering skills, apprentices at the AMTC will learn the latest technology in areas such as intelligent automation, metrology and advanced manufacturing. Moreover, apprentices will be able to test and develop their skills with partner employers.

Paul Rowlett, managing director of the AMTC, says: "Our purpose is to seed the manufacturing sector with a pipeline of capable engineering technicians. Employers can maximise their levy spend with our programmes, giving a genuine return on investment and business impact, while ensuring they become increasingly competitive. The open evening gives potential apprentices the chance to learn everything they need about our programmes."