Apprenticeship boost as MCMT announces 30 new positions


More than 30 apprenticeship places are up for grabs at two of the region’s leading manufacturing training hubs.

Marches Centre of Technology & Manufacturing (MCMT) and its partner In-Comm Training Academy Shrewsbury (ITAS) are looking to grow the industrial talent of the future by offering the latest trailblazer courses in welding, general engineering and machining.

Recruitment is taking place for a March start and many of the positions have jobs attached to them with employers keen to do more to bridge gaps by increasing the pipeline of skills available in Shropshire.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to get into engineering and manufacturing and have access to two sites that have over £5m of investment channelled into them,” explained Amy Farley, Apprenticeship and Centre Co-ordinator at MCMT.

“All of the courses are delivered by expert trainers from In-Comm Training and the apprentices will be learning on a host of state-of-the-art equipment, including robotics, CNC machines, metrology and Mig, Tig and Arc welding bays.”

She went on to add: “Going down the apprenticeship route can give you a clear pathway into industry and to securing a degree in exactly the same timescale as if you decided to go to University. The difference is that doing it this way you are likely to be £100,000 better off from not having any debt and earning whilst you’re learning.

“This next cohort could be ideal for individuals who have started a job and realised it’s not for them or someone who wants a career change into the exciting world of ‘making things’.”

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